Ubuntu Vs Windows Vs Mac : Which Is More Secure


Which operating system is best in security , whether it is an Ubuntu 12.04 or Windows 8 or Mac OS X for the following categories,

  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Disk Encryption
  • Authentication 
  • Platform Integrity
  • Application white listing
  • Secure Boot
  • Application Sand boxing
  • Malicious Code Detection
  • Prevention Security
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Device Update Policy
  • Event Collection for Enterprise Analysis
  • External Interface Protection
  • Incident Response


The Communication-Electronics Security Group (CESG) is the UK National Technical Authority for information assurance and they've done a series of test to find out the best operating system in security matter and they have found the best operating system that passed out most of the test is Ubuntu 12.04 when compare to Windows 8 and Mac OS X.

Ubuntu Desktop 12.04


Ubuntu is free open source software operating system that is available for desktop, servers and mobiles. Ubuntu supported by Canonical.