Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems To add to the amounting anecdotes of late, another Acer Aspire One review appears. Not to be confused with Thom's or Eugenia's, which were different models, this review concentrates on the ZG5 version of the Acer Aspire One and how well Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 8.10, and Moblin 2 run on it, particularly in the everyday-netbooker's sense of functionality with word processing and Internet applications. Read on to get the full scoop on the One and these selected systems.
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Ringheims Auto
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2005-07-23

Well, where I work at user support we still get plenty of Vista, XP machines full of malware and crap, and that's on machines owned by people who probably do not surf pr0n.

Yes, in a constructed situation you could do the same on linux, but then again you could tell people to only use some apt-frontend or similar to install programs, which should keep them safe. In addition any malware run by the user will generally not be able to damage anything outside their home directory, which will make matters better in some situations.

AFAIK it is possible, at least with XP, for a website to install and run a program as administrator without notifying the user when using IE. This is because MS uses IE for windows update. I don't know if this hole has been secured by now, but it certainly used to be a problem.

Windows is a kind of worst case scenario; The OS is full of holes, it is typically set up with an password-less admin accout, and it is by far the most used.

I partly agree with you, but at the same time I see my windows-using friends put lots of effort to make the system more secure, in addition to reinstalling about once a year. The problems are evidently still at hand.

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