Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE[5]: But....
by zima on Tue 4th Dec 2012 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: But...."
zima
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Wall of text doesn't make you right...

Most OS's are secure by default. Thus a firewall is not necessary. [...] if you are not root, any damage is limited to the user the software is running as. It is the same on Linux.

As it is on Windows.

Windows - even Windows 8 - does not have the security precautions of the other OS's out there.
Windows was designed for a single user that, just like DOS, had full access and control of all the hardware. Security was an after thought for Windows.
Comparatively, all others OS's on the market - Linux, Mac OSX, VXworks, etc - were designed for multiple users from the start and as such security was designed in - even if only in basic form - from the start.

Just brush aside how Android also has quite a bit of malware...

Generally, you also have to install malware yourself on Windows. You also seem to be mixing win9x with NT ...one would think you'd have a clue after two decades. And VxWorks is used mostly in limited embedded stuff.

BTW, judging from the initial announcements Linus Torvalds made, Linux was meant as a toy project for him - so, one could say, not strictly "designed for multi-user from the start".

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