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Operating system vulnerability statistics by year, from Bugtraq. The column on the left is the name of a computer operating system, and the numbers in the year column are the quantities of security-related bugs reported in the indicated year. While this may be obvious to some users, I have been led to believe that many of the writer/poet/hippie types on everything2 might be frightened by this list of seemingly technical words and spartan pre-formatted text.

OS                1997  1998  1999  2000

AIX                21    38    10    7 
BSD (aggr.)        8     8     25    46 
BSD/OS             6     5     4     0 
BeOS               0     0     0     5 
Caldera            3     2     13    19 
Connectiva         0     0     0     22 
Debian             3     2     32    40 
FreeBSD            4     2     17    32 
HP-UX              8     5     13    25 
IRIX               28    14    9     13 
Linux (aggr.)      12    24    99    130 
MacOS              0     1     5     0 
MacOS X Server     0     0     1     0 
Mandrake           0     0     2     39 
NetBSD             1     4     10    19 
Netware            0     0     4     3 
OpenBSD            1     2     4     16 
RedHat             6     10    46    76 
SCO Unix           1     3     9     2 
Slackware          4     8     11    10 
Solaris            24    32    36    16 
SuSE               0     0     22    27 
TurboLinux         0     0     2     17 
Unixware           0     3     14    4 
Windows 3.1x/9x    1     1     46    43 
Windows NT/2000    6     7     99    117 

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