Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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by sjvn on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 22:50 UTC
sjvn
Member since:
2007-04-23

Don't believe my stories on Vista security? Fine, here's what you do. Go to Google. Do a search on Vista security. Ignore everything by me or from Microsoft.

Start reading.

Enjoy.

Steven

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RE: Sad
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 01:33 in reply to "Sad"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

I'm sorry, but Google's a bit too wide of a scattershot. Many of the top hits (top 20) are either by Microsoft or by technology press and there is no overwhelming trend in there. The ones that point out flaws in the security model are sourced from people with Antivirus software to sell.

There's a link to Peter Gutmann's article in there, but that's not really a security thing... it's DRM. There's also a link to Joanna Rutkowska's article about the flaws in the integrity level system. This is an interesting topic, but not one which you discussed... we could talk about this.

Would you like to discuss something in particular? Not something vague, like "MS should rewrite their whole OS because of bugs from 14 years ago," but a flawed security design that is affecting people you work with or talk to today.

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