Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 17:32 UTC
Windows Mike Nash, Microsoft's security business and technology unit corporate vice president, has said Longhorn would accord end-users certain rights and privileges apparently ending the concept that everyone using their PC is also the PC's administrator. Update: More on new Longhorn features here.
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RE[2]: Microsoft and Sun.
by on Mon 11th Jul 2005 23:59 UTC

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Rosetta isn't a compatibility layer that does any type of API emulation or translation; it simply allows PPC OS X code to run on x86 OS X. Same libraries/APIs, different CPU.

Many people ignorantly assume that the Unix way is the only good way to do things. The ACL concepts & extensive usage of them is more advanced than anything in the Unix world.

There really isn't that much that's wrong with the Windows NT on the system itself; besides stability issues with some drivers, I don't have many complaints. (It's some of the user-level software and design, such as Administrator by default, etc. that really hurt Windows.)

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RE[3]: Microsoft and Sun.
by corrosive23 on Tue 12th Jul 2005 00:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft and Sun."
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2005-07-11

I never said rosetta was. I was saying they would have to include a layer that does something SIMILAR to rosetta.

And since everyone wanted to whine and claim unix was the only way to go, I threw out the sun possability.

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RE[3]: Microsoft and Sun.
by abraxas on Tue 12th Jul 2005 10:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft and Sun."
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2005-07-07

The ACL concepts & extensive usage of them is more advanced than anything in the Unix world.

That's not true. Take a look these:

http://www.nsa.gov/selinux
http://www.grsecurity.net
http://www.rsbac.de

That's just linux. You'll find ACL's in Solaris and BSD too.

There really isn't that much that's wrong with the Windows NT on the system itself

Except for the fact that a program crash can take the entire system down.

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