More press coverage about Ubuntu’s excellent security record, taking out the top score in SearchOpenSource.com’s comparison. Not long ago, LWN gave it top billing in their analysis.
The bottom line is that even this informal analysis shows there are definitely differences in how fast Linux distributions develop and issue security patches. Security managers should keep that in mind when their organizations are in the process of selecting a version of Linux. Timeliness of security updates may prove to be a key issue that differentiates manufacturers of otherwise-similar operating systems.
Martin Pitt, Ubuntu’s security czar, flat out rocks!