Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 14:41 UTC
Windows As geeks, we're well aware of the importance of running as a normal user instead of as root (UNIX/Linux/BSD) or administrator (Windows). However, while this should be common knowledge to anyone reading OSNews, it's often hard to illustrate just how important it is - until now, that is. A report by BeyondTrust looked at how many security bulletins issused by Microsoft are mitigated by simply... Not running as administrator.
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RE: Hmm.
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 4th Apr 2010 17:42 UTC in reply to "Hmm."
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All the more reason for Microsoft to finally abolish that quaint custom of making the first user an administrator.

In all truthfulness, this could be also said about... I don't know, Haiku.

The primary differences being that 1) the Haiku project doesn't have thousands of developers on staff and billions of dollars in the bank to address those issues, and 2) Haiku isn't aimed at a general, non-technical audience.

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