I agree absolutely that a hack, quickly identified, warned about, addressed and fixed has nothing whatsoever to do with the integrity of the OS/software itself. But,I disagree that ANY software can be declared "safe" unless all of its code has been personally examined and tested so that the person making the declaration can actually make that declaration and nobody generally looks at all of it, they work as a team, and there's an element of trust that the guy in the next cubicle is not "dodgy". Having said that, there's no reason to believe that the OS is "unsafe" (whatever the hell that is supposed to mean in this day and age). The type of hysteria you refer to in your article is IMO far more dangerous than the flaws in computer software that are identified and then fixed. The idiotic desire for "safety" while behaving in a manner that puts your "safety" at risk is exhausting. Downloading anything that is presented to you because you are told that it is "safe" and not because you've thought about what it is and what it does is nuts. The "tell me it's safe!" types do my head in.