linux is considered more reliable when we take dictionary meaning-security,no viruses and all the good things incl fixing of bugs.
but what my query is,if we have lots of linux servers,firewalls etc,does someone go into finding the reliability of linux taking into concern the intrusions(in case of firewalls) or even a simple failure...and because it is one of the most growing OS,it may help the adoption and go a long way if some quantitative figures are available.
like u said, ' its tested heaviiy by various people', so what are the results of such studies?
ofcourse 'proprietary software' should be tested but no guesses can be made,when we have patches and newer versions every second year. :?: