Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Dec 2004 20:48 UTC, submitted by Nicholas
Editorial I just spent the last several days reading the lengthy essay "Ying and Yang of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated. It seems to argue that security systems designed to keep the system safe are relics of the days of mainframes when the system was more important than the user, but for a personal computer the user is more important than the system.
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Perspective..
by kme on Wed 8th Dec 2004 22:12 UTC

"...the system was more important than the user, but for a personal computer the user is more important than the system."

For point and click folks, checking for recipes at foodnetwork.com, or ripping off the latest songs from Kazaa, this is true. But from *nix perspective, this is completely untrue. Not only that, but I don't believe that I am being "inconvenienced" from the operating system I choose to run, that puts its system security first.

Mmm, I'm tempted to go on.. but you get the point.