Just because a Linux distribution has a mailing list about security
doesn't mean it's more secure!
Just because Microsoft has a security update webpage for their
products doesn't mean IIS isn't the most hacked web platform on
As an admin of a primarily slackware site for 3 years and an abuser
of linux distributions since kernel 1.2.8, one of the keys things you
can do to discover how good your distributions security is:
find / -perm +6000 -print
Another point in the favor of slackwares' security is that the
number one remote crack on the net for linux distributions,
'imap', was not defaultly enabled in slackware. This is not to say
that slackware has not had security holes, but they have normally
been lesser than the red hat or derived red hat distros.
I am pleased that the slackware community has been vocal here,
good work, folks! and thank you Patrick Volkerding!