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Open source bugs fixed quicker than commercial software

Open-source code is more prone to severe flaws than commercial software, but bugs get fixed more quickly, according to revealing new research from application security firm Veracode.

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Created by paul.g.hunter 8 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 34 weeks ago
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Linux: Drivers Should NOT be Closed Source

In one of my previous blog entries about a Dell Support issue some of the comments suggested that the reason we were in this mess was because of the inflexible nature of the Linux kernel.

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Created by partytime 9 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 16 weeks ago
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Would You Use Linux If It Were Just Another Proprietary OS?

Several days ago, I wrote about the real reasons why I, and so many others, use Linux to an overwhelming response. One of the often-cited reasons for using Linux in my post that I dismissed is that it is open-source. Most people seemed to agree, but here is my question: If Linux was exactly as it is now, except it was proprietary and closed-source, would you still use it?

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Created by goofy 9 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 21 weeks ago
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