Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE[7]: They deserve it
by cb_osn on Wed 11th Nov 2009 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: They deserve it"
cb_osn
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Games is one area where this perhaps has some semblance of validity, but if you want to play games why not just buy a games console?

Way off topic, but this is rather ironic coming from you considering that one of the main advantages to PC gaming is that developers often release tools/SDKs that allow you to modify their games and share your work with others. Whereas consoles are about as locked down and DRM ridden as you can get.

I've seen this line of reasoning often enough to learn that supporting DRM and impenetrable devices, particularly for gaming, is just fine for some in the Free Software crowd as long as it serves to devalue one of the true advantages that Windows has over Linux.

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