Re: OT? - A good idea
- From: Chris <ngfb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:09:49 +0100
On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:32:28 +0100, Chronos wrote:
You presume he has a reason - he doesnt. It's borne purely out of
personal malice because I sometimes dare to challenge his viewpoint
and say he's wrong on some things.
Actually, no. He's tweaking your nose because you're concentrating on
the worst of Microsoft. Windows can be hardened, just as any other OS
But I never made any reference to security.
(and usually aren't out of the box - null pointer dereferences
anyone?) so is no different from any other operating system on the
security front. Please don't repeat the tired "Security, network,
Where did I say it in the first place?
Pick two" crap. That's just a crutch used by those who either
haven't the skill or the motivation to learn how to harden an
I look after systems used for banking - my hardening skills are well learnt
used and continually polished
Most malware issues on Windows these days are PEBKAC
rather than flaws in MS's operating system creating the initial
ingress vector. People are constantly assuming it's Microsoft's
responsibility to challenge nature's propensity for producing a better
idiot and protecting them from themselves - it isn't. One word:
If I had said any of that you would have had a point. I didn't though. The
original point, lost as it will be in the mists of time was why people buy
Windows. They buy it because M$ enforces an illegal monopoly on it.
My only question to you would be can you really imagine personal
computing at this level of general availability and low cost *without*
Yes. It may have grown from CP/M instead of DOS but I don't think anything
would ever stuff the genie back in the bottle. Low cost computing wasn't
driven by software, it was driven by the commoditisation of hardware.
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