And how many linux ( whatever distro ) users actually read the source code associated with the almost daily patches on that platform, and then decide when they weant to install ?
Whenever the 'there are updates avaialble' box pop up in lousey looser ( or whatver the name of the latests distro is these days. ) all the users click : install . Just like Windows or MAC or Solaris users do.
Okay maybe not all of them , but you will need a calacultor with a lot of decimal places to calculate the percentage of those who do actually go over every line of code , understand exactly what it does, and can make an informed decision wether to install or not , and if it will break any existing thing or add new security problems.
Irregardels of what os you you are running, an update cycle is a crapshoot. Hold my beer while i click this button , hang on to your butt and hope it works after the install is done.
I've sead it before and i'll say it again. Want security on your system ?: Apply hot glue to the network ports and use bolt cutters on the antennas of the wifi card.
I'd love to see them try to get into that machine remotely...