Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Sat 19th Jul 2008 19:01 UTC, submitted by cypress
Linux Linux and UNIX-like operating systems in general are regarded as being more secure for the common user, in contrast with operating systems that have "Windows" as part of their name. Why is that? When entering a dispute on the subject with a Windows user, the most common argument he tries to feed me is that Windows is more widespread, and therefore, more vulnerable. Apart from amusing myths like "Linux is only for servers" or "does it have a word processor?", the issue of Linux desktop security is still seriously misunderstood.
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RE[7]: Wrong assumptions...
by raver31 on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Wrong assumptions..."
raver31
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Like I said, download the DOS5 format command and run it from the command line. Vista will not check this, it will run it blindly and it will hose your machine up, UAC or not.


The DOS5 format command can't modify the MBR. It's protected.

WANNA check that please ? I got a big wad of money here to tempt you.... Remember, DOS5 does not recognise ntfs and will format it blindly

Also, people are disabling UAC, not by-passing it !


Reference? C'mon, you just pulled that out of your crack.
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Nope, I pulled that one from EVERY SINGLE forum on the internet that deals with vista annoyances, uac is the first thing people tell you to disable.

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RE[8]: Wrong assumptions...
by Panajev on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 09:49 in reply to "RE[7]: Wrong assumptions..."
Panajev Member since:
2008-01-09

It is true that disable UAC is the most given Vista TIP on the Internet... I think it is the wrong tip to give as Vista is usable with UAC activated since the RC days...

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