Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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They deserve it
by Devi1903 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 10:58 UTC
Devi1903
Member since:
2009-11-05

I think microsoft deserver all they get. They constantly knock other os and do things like anti-linux training, so they deserve to have their os knocked about (even if the way it is done is a bit of a waste of time.) The fact is that windows has never and will never be a secure os. Unless they really do right back to the drawing board and start again.

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RE: They deserve it
by cb_osn on Tue 10th Nov 2009 11:36 in reply to "They deserve it"
cb_osn Member since:
2006-02-26

The fact is that windows has never and will never be a secure os.

And Linux will never let you install new hardware without recompiling your kernel.

Oh wait. We're both wrong.

The use of outdated criticisms only demonstrates your own technical ignorance.

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RE[2]: They deserve it
by Devi1903 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 11:52 in reply to "RE: They deserve it"
Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

I apologies for not elaborating. Microsoft has come a long way from XP in securing itself. And windows 7 is far more advanced in its security features, but none the less it is still not secure when comparing to linux for instance.

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RE: They deserve it
by BluenoseJake on Tue 10th Nov 2009 12:34 in reply to "They deserve it"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I think microsoft deserver all they get. They constantly knock other os and do things like anti-linux training, so they deserve to have their os knocked about (even if the way it is done is a bit of a waste of time.) The fact is that windows has never and will never be a secure os. Unless they really do right back to the drawing board and start again.


and the FSF doesn't knock other OS's? Or Apple? Grow up.

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RE[2]: They deserve it
by lemur2 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 12:46 in reply to "RE: They deserve it"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I think microsoft deserver all they get. They constantly knock other os and do things like anti-linux training, so they deserve to have their os knocked about (even if the way it is done is a bit of a waste of time.) The fact is that windows has never and will never be a secure os. Unless they really do right back to the drawing board and start again.


and the FSF doesn't knock other OS's? Or Apple? Grow up.
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Chicken and egg.

If Microsoft trains representatives to lie with anti-Linux FUD, it has to surely expect criticism in return.

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/New-Anti-Linux-Propagan...

I mean, really:
http://quaoar.ww7.be/ms_fud_of_the_year/569458-microsoft-attack-lin...

outright lies, pure and simple. Caught red-handed just plain lying.

As usual, Microsoft's "Get the Facts" campaign spreads totally unsubstantiated lies about Linux which it calls fact.

...

remarkable is Microsoft's claim that in the case of a security leak, Linux offers no guarantee of a patch- ignoring the fact that in the past, critical breaches in Linux have never been left for any notable length of time without a security patch being released. Unlike Windows, where a known security issue can stay un-patched for two years. Which shows that it's Microsoft that should be reticent of offering guarantees for patches.


Microsoft's biggest porkies are about the security of its OS in comparison to others, as usual.

Edited 2009-11-10 12:52 UTC

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RE: They deserve it
by rockwell on Tue 10th Nov 2009 14:38 in reply to "They deserve it"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

News flash, nitwit: NO OS IS SECURE, unless no one ever uses it and/or it is not connected to the Interwebs.

Have you ever installed Linux? Hello? Any updates needed after installation?

Jagbag.

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RE[2]: They deserve it
by moondevil on Tue 10th Nov 2009 19:27 in reply to "RE: They deserve it"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes. Lots of them.

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