Why would someone say that? Microsoft servers are not any more secure than Unix/Linux servers. I know lots of people who have migrated away from Microsoft servers due to repeated hacker attacks and server vulnerabilities.
Originally Posted by trueschooled
As far as the code writing goes, both are pretty secure if the programmers follow best practices for coding.
My personal opinion is that Microsoft servers allow sloppy coding practices more than Unix/Linux. One reason is because the case of characters in URLs does not matter. For example, default.asp, Default.asp and DEFAULT.asp all represent the same page on a Microsoft server, while they would be different pages/URLs on both a Linux/Unix server and with most search engines. Some of the worst web site evaluations that I do are for sites on Microsoft servers because of all of the bizarre coding issues that I run into.
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