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of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated.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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Just the real facts
by raptor on Thu 9th Dec 2004 15:21 UTC

Multi-media (codecs, players) without having to search
download and pray that it works
- mplayer plays whatever u feed him.. no such case about Media Player

Applications that work without SEGV errors
- on the contrary application that does not cause BSOD

The biggest headache of all:
Distro's that disappear after they have a following,
segmenting the Linux cause even more.
- go with the big boys then, they doesnt disappear

Standards - Dependencies ARGG
- oopsi... if u think MSWord is standard. Standards are
inteoperable i.e. available to anyone to "fiddle" with them.
Not closed. HTTP is standard, SMTP is standard, TCP/IP is standard...

Only thing linux lack at the moment are the games

my 5c