Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 31st Mar 2009 06:30 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Many have gotten antsy the past months about the Conficker worm, and all with good reason. Though the worm hasn't done much of anything (yet) except spread like the plague, it's infectious if one doesn't have his or her Windows operating system up-to-date with the most recent security updates. The worm is supposed to execute on April 1st, and the computer world is holding its breath to see if a disaster comparable to the hyped-up supposed Y2K doomsday will ensue or if it's just someone's idea of a sick April Fool's Day joke.
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a large mix
by spinnekopje on Tue 31st Mar 2009 11:33 UTC
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Like mentioned by others a mix is the best solution to problems like this. I would love to see a lot of different OS's and a lot of different programs all using the same standards for communication and saving documents. Users can choose the OS or program they like without having to fear they can't communicate or open documents from others.
That doesn't need to be bad for Microsoft if it manages to reinvent itself, like others have done in the past.
I guess its due to the excelent marketing department at MS that most virusses are written for MS-products. Unfortunatly their OS isn't that excelent (in my opinion).
By the way I don't use windows, so I won't be affected by this one.

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