Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Sep 2006 15:12 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Privacy, Security, Encryption Symantec has previously complained that Vista's PatchGuard kernel-protection technology might limit Symantec's ability to protect the kernel with its own software. But what do other security vendors think? Yesterday Sophos' Ron O'Brien told BetaNews that "Nothing about the way PatchGuard works would hinder Sophos' architecture for an enterprise security suite. In fact, he argued, if Microsoft wants to use its own methods to close off the kernel, that's a good thing."
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by Meor on Fri 29th Sep 2006 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Translation:"
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Agreed. No matter how hard people try, saying that Linux is great and that everyone is using it, doesn't make it so.

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by jessta on Fri 29th Sep 2006 16:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Translation:"
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I really don't care how many users are using GNULinux as long as all the computers that I have to deal with are running it.

I can't stand the annoyance of Microsoft windows but it's amazing how many people can.

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by kaiwai on Fri 29th Sep 2006 18:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Translation:"
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I can't stand the annoyance of Microsoft windows but it's amazing how many people can.

How so? I've yet to have any problems with Windows XP; unlike Linux, all my hardware works flawlessly, my wireless card works out of the box without a hickup, my sound works without distortion issues, and most of all, I can access big name software titles without needing to jump through the tool called wine simply to get things running on Linux.

If you are experiencing issues with Windows, maybe the first thing you need to ask yourself is, "am I doing something to cause this?"

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by eggman on Fri 29th Sep 2006 18:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Translation:"
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I can't stand the annoyance of Microsoft windows but it's amazing how many people can.

It's not that amazing once you realize that not everyone is a paranoid raving lunatic with a baseless personal vendetta against Microsoft.

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Edward Member since:

Linux's how ever you say it, anyway the user-friendliness suck as far as installing stuff. Outside YaST or whatever you have, to spite how buggy & prone to security threats windows is, I like downloading a file clicking once for a .exe to install twice for .zip it is done amazing. You can say go back to windows if you want, but just because I want easy to use doesn't mean I don't want security plus stability (sp?).

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bytecoder Member since:

I assume by "linux" you mean "most linux distros," considering that there are even easier ways to install software on linux, e.g. Rox's application directories (just download and you're done!) or the various no-install package managers.

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