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cochise
09-14-2005, 05:02 PM
This is short so go ahead and read it. It's from CNet's Daily buzz section. The last sentence made me laugh because it's true that Microsoft only cares about profits.


Ever been confused about whether you should get Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro? Windows Vista will clear that up by giving you seven versions of the software. From Windows Vista Starter Edition to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, you can choose the best option for you. Presumably they all will come with their own unique security flaws.

Source: CNet - [LINK] (http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6322781.html?tag=cnetfd.blog)

XeCuTiOnX
09-14-2005, 05:04 PM
Not funny. I'm confident in Windowsso, f*** off Cnet :)

cochise
09-14-2005, 05:06 PM
^^^ I think you've been brainwashed into a false sense of security.

stottpie
09-14-2005, 05:08 PM
While it's true that Windows is susceptible to many viruses, this is implicit of the fact that ~90% of all computer users use Windows, so said viruses will be made and will infect at a higher rate than anything targeted at Mac/Linux

cochise
09-14-2005, 05:12 PM
^^^ That's true, but Window's has a lot of security holes that could easily be prevented and those similar issues aren't a problem in other operating systems. I am just addressing the facts, even though what CNet said cannot be proven as of yet, it's comical because it's true in previous version of Windows.

lineman9694
09-14-2005, 05:39 PM
An updated Nortons Anti Virus = Wonders.

cochise
09-14-2005, 05:41 PM
Norton likes little boys and hogging system resources.

aphex
09-14-2005, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by [MAUL
,Sep 15 2005, 07:12 AM] ^^^ That's true, but Window's has a lot of security holes that could easily be prevented and those similar issues aren't a problem in other operating systems. I am just addressing the facts, even though what CNet said cannot be proven as of yet, it's comical because it's true in previous version of Windows.
linux and mac might have just as many security holes but once again most users use windows so they might not have been found yet.

this guy seems to be right -
You've got to remember that Vista is going to ship in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. So...
Starter Edition (New Home) 32 Bit
Starter Edition 64 bit
Professional 32 bit
Professional 64 bit

There's 4 right there. Then maybe two Media Center Editions makes it 6. Then maybe Ultimate edition is like a... Professional Media Center Edition that works on 32 and 64 bit systems.

Whatever the split up is, it's not as many as it seems...

cochise
09-14-2005, 08:15 PM
Of course I'm right :)

One of the security loops I am talking about is that programs won't install and execute without permission from the SU(Super User) and the use of a SU is in linux. This means that things like spyware won't be a problem and there is more benefits of this startegy that Unix based programs use. Mac is based on a Unix engine and so is Linux. Another thing is that every folder, program or whatever is a child of the parent folder(root) and thats just more semantic. Windows has a C: drive, D: drive or whatever, while Linux and Mac have the one root. I could probobly go on and on.