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Linux Bugs but Proprietary the Threat Says Shuttleworth

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Linux security threats have been in the news lately but Mark Shuttleworth, of Ubuntu Linux fame, said we should be scared of proprietary systems like Windows and Mac. I'm not sure where the Chrome OS security patches story fits in, proprietary or open - oh, that's right, somewhere in-between, but ZDNet is reporting on that. The Register is running a story on Red Hat's unified security management system for upcoming Fedora 21. Jamie Watson has run more Linux tests on his latest laptop and another Indian state government is switching to Open Source.

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