Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Privacy, Security, Encryption A Computerworld editorial takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we linked to last week. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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RE[8]: From the article ...
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Jun 2010 04:21 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: From the article ..."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"Why did this get modded down? It is a plain, straightforward, demonstrable fact.
Toughen up, princess. "

What makes you think that I would in any way be upset by the inability of Windows fans to face facts? I merely point out the modding down of my post to demonstrate that inability to face facts. If I were a little more cynical, I might even posit that modding that post down, and indeed your ad hominem above, were merely weak attempts to censor voices pointing out the real risks that using Windows entails.

Like this person has done:
http://techrights.org/2010/06/16/dell-censors-secure-claims/

Stacking multiples of a million based on cherry-picked facts and arguments makes your post look like trolling.


Risk factors do indeed compound, BTW. Example: if you are driving while tired, you increase your risk of having an accident. If you are driving too fast for the prevailing road conditions, you also increase your risk. If you are driving too fast when you are also tired ... one might even consider that your risk has increased by more than the product of the two factors considered alone.

I'm pretty sure that that is the way insurance companies would assess it.

Edited 2010-06-24 04:29 UTC

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RE[9]: From the article ...
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Jun 2010 04:55 in reply to "RE[8]: From the article ..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Stacking multiples of a million based on cherry-picked facts and arguments makes your post look like trolling.


Risk factors do indeed compound, BTW. Example: if you are driving while tired, you increase your risk of having an accident. If you are driving too fast for the prevailing road conditions, you also increase your risk. If you are driving too fast when you are also tired ... one might even consider that your risk has increased by more than the product of the two factors considered alone.

I'm pretty sure that that is the way insurance companies would assess it.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_assessment#Risk_assessment_in_inf...

OK, so risk assessment in IT security can apparently be done two ways, qualitatively and quantitatively. However, you would normally only do qualitative risk assesment if there was a lack of time or of data. There is copious data available on the security risks against Windows.

Like this, for example:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/report-48-of-22-million-scanned-...

Edited 2010-06-24 05:13 UTC

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RE[9]: From the article ...
by ssa2204 on Thu 24th Jun 2010 13:29 in reply to "RE[8]: From the article ..."
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

What makes you think that I would in any way be upset by the inability of Windows fans to face facts? I merely point out the modding down of my post to demonstrate that inability to face facts. If I were a little more cynical, I might even posit that modding that post down, and indeed your ad hominem above, were merely weak attempts to censor voices pointing out the real risks that using Windows entails.


Well you certainly do not have the ability to figure out that Linux is a god damn failed experiment as a desktop OS. Everyone else has figured that one out years ago. Sorry to say bud, but the Windows vs Linux war is over, and Linux lost.

I could really just rant right now seeing as I just finished wiping out a brand new Ubuntu installation that was just chock full of god damn fail. 2010 and they still can not fucking figure out how to do display resolutions? WTF, I have not dealt with this since the days of Win 9x over a decade ago. No matter, I am sure that by 2020 Linux will be on par with Windows....7.

p.s. Also had X lock the system up. Well, haven't seen that in a decade as well...except for on Linux. Fucking fail.

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