Windows has long been the most popular desktop operating system in the world, but that reputation has been under assault for some time now.
Now a new study says that’s not true.
Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago and the University at Buffalo found that, when it comes to security, Windows is still a security risk.
The new research was published in the International Journal of Applied Systems Analysis.
The new study, led by University of Chicago professor of computer science and engineering Michael O’Hearn, is one of the first to compare the security of operating systems on Windows to that of MacOS, Mac OS X and Linux.
The researchers said their findings show that Windows and Linux are still vulnerable to attackers, but Windows is the most secure operating system out there.
O’Horens findings are based on a comparison of the operating systems used by more than 60,000 people who had participated in a security study at the university in 2011.
They also took into account factors such as the number of users and their level of experience with the operating system.
O’Brienns research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.