Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 1st May 2008 01:55 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Security consultant Howard Fosdick has contributed the latest entry in the 2008 OSNews Article Contest: a highly detailed examination of security and privacy on the Windows platform, and how to use free software tools and a little knowledge to protect your privacy online.
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RE[3]: interesting-ish
by Sophotect on Thu 1st May 2008 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: interesting-ish"
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I can perfectly understand your reasoning about Linux not being the cure for the average user. But as i said elsewhere, if you are not dependant on running some Windowsapplication natively, it may be. In my experience the need to use Windows is an illusion. It wasn't once, but it is now. For exactly the same reasons which are mentioned in the article. Because these measures are way over the top of what an "average user" can or is willing to manage and understand why he has to do that. Of course some peripherals do not work, or do it less than optimal. But one can perfectly circumvent that problem by choosing them accordingly. And have less stress that way.

Edited 2008-05-01 13:50 UTC

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