UK Government declares Linux the most secure option...

While only achieving a 9 out of twelve score in the study of the following areas:

  • VPN
  • Disk Encryption
  • Authentication
  • Secure Boot
  • Platform Integrity and Sandboxing
  • Application Whitelisting
  • Malicious Code Detection and Prevention
  • Security Policy Enforcement
  • External Interface Protection
  • Device Update Policy
  • Event Collection for Enterprise Analysis
  • Incident Response

Linux still beat Windows 7 of 12 and Mac OSX's 8 of 12.  A full synopsis can be found here from TechRepublic.  Remember though no OS scored a perfect score and 9 out of 12 is still only a C.  So there is plenty of room for everyone to improve.

Ever wondered how systemd works and is different from SysVint?

Systemd is the new system that Ubuntu is using to control the boot process.  It's what makes the systems boot faster and cleaner.  It does things dramatically differently than the older init.d system did.   

Control Center - The systemd Linux init system