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Windows It's been only a mere six months since its first unveiling, but Microsoft has already announced that Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing. This means device makers can start tuning the software to their hardware, leaving plenty of time to release devices before the holiday season.
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All the people I know
by kragil on Wed 1st Sep 2010 22:13 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Hate the idea of windows on their phones.

Windows is associated with

- viruses
- problems
- annoyances
- complexity
- crashes
- waiting

And lots more. Why didn't MS create a knew brand, like they did with Xbox or Kin?
It might have worked or not, but I guess the Windows brand is really bad because everybody has an idea about what it means.

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RE: All the people I know
by bnolsen on Wed 1st Sep 2010 22:23 in reply to "All the people I know"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

A new product may not do very well. The way MS hopes to get in the game with phone operating systems is to leverage its existing branding.

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RE: All the people I know
by Drumhellar on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 01:11 in reply to "All the people I know"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Their loss.

I associate Windows with stability, flexibility, and a huge software base. And, yes, while keeping a straight face, security.

Now, before you start laughing, Windows 7 is very stable, secure, and once it's been coupled with MS Security Essentials, boosts security and takes care of much of the malware problem.

Instability and bad security stems from the Win9x era + uneducated users.

Complexity? Compared to... having to manually add modelines by hand? Or horizontal/vertical timings? I know that hasn't been necessary in a long time, but still...

I've been using NT on my desk since NT4, even for gaming, and have been quite satisfied.

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RE[2]: All the people I know
by toast88 on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 08:02 in reply to "RE: All the people I know"
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

Their loss.

I associate Windows with stability, flexibility, and a huge software base. And, yes, while keeping a straight face, security.

Now, before you start laughing,


I do and I have a point or, should I say, vulnerabilities:

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-continues-to-w...

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Microsoft-tool-for-DLL-vulne...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Attackers-exploit-DLL-vu...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/lnk-vulnerability-in-Win...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/lnk-vulnerability-Micros...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-s-August-patch...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Quarrels-about-new-Windo...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Windows-Help-used-as-att...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-warns-of-criti...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-closes-critica...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-to-fix-critica...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Revised-patch-for-Window...

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-finally-to-clo...

To be honest. I'd go mad if I were forced to use Windows. There have been no months during this year without any news regarding a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.

Especially the current DLL hi-jack vulnerability would drive me nuts. Microsoft announced that they're not going to fix it. Obviously, Windows has a fundamental design problem here and fixing the bug would probably mean patching a lot of applications.

See:

http://www.exploit-db.com/dll-hijacking-vulnerable-applications/

As a Windows user you should be aware of all these problems and admit that there are a lot of security issues with Windows!

Adrian

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