Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 22:09 UTC
Windows And this is part two of the story: Microsoft has just confirmed the next version of Windows NT (referring to it as NT for clarity's sake) will be available for ARM - or more specifically, SoCs from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Also announced today at CES is Microsoft Office for ARM. Both Windows NT and Microsoft Office were shown running on ARM during a press conference for the fact at CES in Las Vegas.
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RE[5]: BC
by lucas_maximus on Thu 6th Jan 2011 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: BC"
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This is an excellent reason to avoid the practice of simply downloading software from some random site, making it executable, and then running it.

You need to be educated not to do this, what if someone for example was following commands from a website and one part was to run rm -rf ~/ ... their home directory would be blown away ... however the system is safe.

I see on various Linux forums incorrect advice given to new users everyday, just look at Ubuntu forums. I saw this on there for example

dd /<somefile> /dev/sda

Which would blow away someone whole hardrive.

Fortuantely, it is entirely possible to install and run a complete Linux desktop (open source) software ensemble without ever once having to do such a thing.

Also is is possible with a Windows, MacOSX, Solaris, FreeBSD, Haiku, Amiga, OpenBSD etc. etc. as well.

Sticking to such a process as a self-imposed policy is the one known and well-proven way to be utterly certain to completely avoid malware and yet still be able to run a complete desktop software ensemble.

Which again requires that you have a certain level of competence in the first place i.e. you have a certain set of specialist knowledge ... you have been educated in this certain area of expertise.

Edited 2011-01-06 15:19 UTC

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