Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2007 14:15 UTC, submitted by AdministratorX
Windows Early adopters of Microsoft's new Vista operating system are reporting problems with its implementation of IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's primary protocol. "Vista is showing some serious deficiencies around IPv6 and IPv4 insofar as their compliance or the transparency of their compliance around IP behaviors," says Loki Jorgenson, chief scientist for Apparent Networks, a provider of network assessment and optimization tools.
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MS= Much Suckage
by Edward on Mon 11th Jun 2007 15:22 UTC
Edward
Member since:
2005-09-17

Can't MS atleast have 1 os that is not unsecure &/or buggy???

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RE: MS= Much Suckage
by TaterSalad on Mon 11th Jun 2007 15:53 in reply to "MS= Much Suckage"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

Name me 1 OS that is secure &/or not buggy.

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RE[2]: MS= Much Suckage
by sonic2000gr on Mon 11th Jun 2007 16:06 in reply to "RE: MS= Much Suckage"
sonic2000gr Member since:
2007-05-20

I agree, all OSes have bugs and the occasional security flaw. But MS consistently fails to deliver correctly even basic, every day functionality. Example (faced recently): Windows explorer cannot copy files with paths that exceed 259 chars. Mind you, this happens on Win 2003 Server, their flagship server OS. What good is a Server that allows users to create these files and then denies them copying them? And this is an old Win2K bug that is still here, 7 years later. Enough said.

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RE[2]: MS= Much Suckage
by fretinator on Mon 11th Jun 2007 16:09 in reply to "RE: MS= Much Suckage"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I consider the following OS's relatively secure, and not too-buggy overall:

Win2K
WinXP
Gnu/Linux
FreeBSD
NetBSD
OpenBSD
Mac OSX

I'm sure there are more. However, if your standard is absolute perfection, then of course the discussion is over, since no OS ever will be.

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RE[2]: MS= Much Suckage
by shotsman on Mon 11th Jun 2007 16:24 in reply to "RE: MS= Much Suckage"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

You wanted someone to list an O/S that secure and is not buggy.
How about these two for starters.

Z/OS
OpenVMS
HP Non-Stop

Ok, they are not PC Operating Systems but they just work and often for years between reboots/ipl's.
The sort of things you can do with these two beauties ancient as they maybe, just make Vista look like what it really is "Looks Good, Tastes Good and by golly does you no good" to borrow heavily from an old advert for a famous Irish Stout.

OpenVMS clusterwide filesystem, rolling O/S upgrades in a cluster, diskless cluster nodes etc.
Been very secure for years. No usermode silliness here.

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RE: MS= Much Suckage
by Supreme Dragon on Mon 11th Jun 2007 16:38 in reply to "MS= Much Suckage"
Supreme Dragon Member since:
2007-03-04

"Can't MS atleast have 1 os that is not unsecure &/or buggy???"

MS is obviously incapable of making a quality OS, but at least they give you DRM.

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RE[2]: MS= Much Suckage
by BluenoseJake on Mon 11th Jun 2007 18:50 in reply to "RE: MS= Much Suckage"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Man, you love to beat that dead horse. MS wouldn't have put any DRM in the damn thing if the Labels and studios hadn't made them, nobody likes it, including MS. The Studios have made it almost impossible for a normal consumer to watch an HD or Blue-ray disk on thier computer without it. Apple has lots of DRM in Itunes and OS X, but you aren't complaining about that. Please, find another drum to pound on, at least for some variety

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