Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Apr 2006 07:37 UTC, submitted by george
Windows The firewall in Windows Vista will, by default, have half its protection turned off because that is what enterprise customers have requested, according to the software giant.
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its only outound traffic
by TechGeek on Wed 26th Apr 2006 13:58 UTC
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I can't believe I am actually chiming in on the side of MS, but the default on Linux is to allow outgoing traffic too. At least on any distro I have ever used. I know for sure thats the policy on Red Hat based distros. So whats the big deal? Remember, the home user isnt smart enough to know what a fireall does or how it works. How are they going to be expected to configure it?

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