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of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated.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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by drsmithy on Thu 9th Dec 2004 21:17 UTC

Considered by who?

Pretty much anyone who wasn't a Netscape fanboy or an anti-Microsoft zealot.

Whats your source got that 'generally'.

Pretty much anything that wasn't written by Netscape fanboys or anti-Microsoft zealots.

Why is that probable [...]

Because that was Netscape's objective.

[...] and why was that their business plan. Your source?

Numerous articles, interviews and quotes from the people who ran Netscape.

Anyone who was actually in the industry at the time would remember this. However, since I have no interest in digging out all my old boxes of magazines just to appease a troll on a web forum, you'll have to take my word for it if you really don't remember.