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re: Is Open Source Safe?

What a badly written IDG article: "Open-source software is usually free and often public domain." Huh?

re: Is Open Source Safe?

Its PC World. Do you honestly expect their columnists to know anything about open source in detail?

These are the same kind of folks who continue to promote Anti-Virus use in Windows; despite the fact that all one has to do is to change the way you use Windows to be secure. (ie: Use Software Restriction Policy as a whitelist; and Limited/Standard User. Keep updated with patches and your third-party apps. Only install software from legit/trusted sources...That's it!)

Think about it: A typical tech journalist/columnist/blogger needs to feed their weekly quota of articles or they don't get paid.

They know a bit about everything...Which means they really know nothing in great detail or correctness. => "Jack of all trades, master of none."

Had the author specialise on open source projects and actually did research; he wouldn't make an obvious mistake.

Jack of all trades...

Just to clarify that your quote doesn't really stand up in this situation, as the quote is fully:

"Jack of all trades, master of none,
Is often better than a master of one"

That said, I also don't think PCWorld is very good; their focus on Windows puts their ideas of a PC in the same camp as Apple, when really these are (mostly) all PCs (personal computers).

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