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Dell Back-Tracks on Linux Being Safer Than Windows
on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by
takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we
linked to last week
. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 09:26 UTC in reply to "
You see Windows was designed as a single-user, non-networked operating system. That design is still at the heart of Windows, which is why security must always be an add-on to Windows.
This is not correct. "Windows" (1.0-3.11, 9x, me) was a natively single user product. NT (3.1-4, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7) remains natively multi user, and was always built for networks. The design of NT always included multiple users, multiple groups per user, flexible ACLs, fine grained privilege, and other concepts which Linux has been retrofitting.
Huh? Since when did multiple users, multiple groups per user and file privileges have to be retrofitted to Linux? Even ACLs are supported in most Linux/Unix systems, although you could argue that they have been retrofitted because the first filesystems might not have supported them. But your statement is about as false as the OP statement that Windows is a single user system with the everything else bolted on (actually that statement is probably more true, because it actually was true at some point, your statement not)
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