Linux more stable than Windows with fewer bugs

Slashdot:

Wired has an article stating that according to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure than the programming code of most proprietary software. The report, set to be released on Tuesday, states that the 2.6 Linux production kernel, shipped with software from Red Hat, Novell and other major Linux software vendors, contains 985 bugs in 5.7 million lines of code, well below the industry average for commercial enterprise software. Windows XP, by comparison, contains about 40 million lines of code, with new bugs found on a frequent basis. Commercial software typically has 20 to 30 bugs for every 1,000 lines of code, according to Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Sustainable Computing Consortium. This would be equivalent to 114,000 to 171,000 bugs in 5.7 million lines of code.


Personal note: Let’s put it another way. Who didn’t know this?

  • Funny how we all must have “experts” dictate facts like this to us. Until all the big influential players in the technology world come out and claim Linux is better, most the masses would never believe it.

  • Funny how we all must have “experts” dictate facts like this to us. Until all the big influential players in the technology world come out and claim Linux is better, most the masses would never believe it.

  • The only surprise actually was that, when you play the statistics of it, the high number of bugs for Windows. Of course, you can’t really do that when comparing the two, but I found that amusing that it was over 100k bugs for Windows. I was thinking more along the lines of 50k-70k. Oh well, can’t say that I didn’t give them benefit of doubt.

  • The only surprise actually was that, when you play the statistics of it, the high number of bugs for Windows. Of course, you can’t really do that when comparing the two, but I found that amusing that it was over 100k bugs for Windows. I was thinking more along the lines of 50k-70k. Oh well, can’t say that I didn’t give them benefit of doubt.

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