Originally Posted by smf
Linux systems are pretty vunerable too, servers get hacked all the time but you tend not to hear about it unless they are forced to disclose. MacOS is worse. The weakness here is that they are designed to be accessed remotely in ways that consoles are not, so it's not really as relevant.
Depends on the distro. In it's core, Red Hat Enterprise is heaps more secure than your typical Windows server. And indeed, you can't compare consoles to PC's, as a PC BIOS is designed with much more user configuration (boot devices, hardware settings, etc...), whereas a console won't even have the option to enter any sort of CMOS settings. Not to mention that while the architecture is very common, you can bet the software will be extremely proprietary and specifically written for the hardware.