Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 30th Jan 2010 06:58 UTC, submitted by chrisfriberg
Google BBC News reports: Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a "sophisticated and targeted" cyber attack on the search engine. The firm said from 1 March some of its services, such as Google Docs, would not work "properly" with the browser. It recommended individuals and firms upgrade "as soon as possible".
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RE[2]: IE6 Users
by ramasubbu_sk on Sat 30th Jan 2010 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE: IE6 Users"
ramasubbu_sk
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2007-04-05

Linux is still not ready for home users (non techinical people). Windows & MAC has more & better applications for home users.
I would say as OS (Kernel) Windows & Linux both are secure enough. Only the applications like IE,Firefox,Flash, Adobe PDF reader that runs on these has bugs (security vulnerable).
Basically all software in this world has security bugs but the hacker trys to find only on those that are popular by high usage/users.

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RE[3]: IE6 Users
by dylansmrjones on Sat 30th Jan 2010 13:16 in reply to "RE[2]: IE6 Users"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Linux is still not ready for home users (non techinical people).


Neither is Windows or OS X or any OS really.

Windows & MAC has more & better applications for home users.


Hardly true. But nice trolling, though.

I would say as OS (Kernel) Windows & Linux both are secure enough. Only the applications like IE,Firefox,Flash, Adobe PDF reader that runs on these has bugs (security vulnerable).


Puhlease, there are several bugs in the windows kernel and the linux kernel and in os x-kernel which can be exploited remotely and/or locally.

Basically all software in this world has security bugs but the hacker trys to find only on those that are popular by high usage/users.


A popular claim with no evidence. Today the scammers (not hackers!) are aiming at the non-technical user using social engineering and is no longer aimed at any particular OS, but hits wide with no regard to OS, browser or any other software combination (though of course the high percentage of non-technical users on Windows makes it an indirect target). With older versions of Windows it was targetted because it was the only OS which had the infrastructure required to practically deploy malware with little work.

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RE[4]: IE6 Users
by ramasubbu_sk on Sat 30th Jan 2010 19:47 in reply to "RE[3]: IE6 Users"
ramasubbu_sk Member since:
2007-04-05

Windows & MAC has more & better applications for home users. Hardly true. But nice trolling, though.


I tried installing linux to my dad to use daily, he feel windows is fast in launching any UI application and also there no yahoo/live messenger for linux with Video chat support. Also, there is no driver for few devices which are still common usage in countries like India. (like webcam , internal modem -WinModem). I couldn't make my father use linux for long, after one month he came back to Windows XP and he is happy with Windows XP.

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