Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 21:41 UTC
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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Windows + Phone = Trouble
by benali72 on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 13:15 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

I can't think of a more inappropriate OS for my phone than Windows. Am I supposed to fight malware on my phone now, too? On the desktop or laptop, MSE is a good security offering -- and it's NOT bundled, so you have to know to download and install it yourself. Am I supposed to manually handle phone security as well?

To those in this thread who say they've had good experiences with Windows security ... good for you. But if you were an IT pro who had to support Windows users I can guarantee you'd feel differently.

Competition is good, so I'm glad MS has joined the phone fray. Let's just make sure they don't get a monopoly like they have with PCs.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

considering winpho 7 is NOT windows on a phone, your point is moot.

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RE: Windows + Phone = Trouble
by nt_jerkface on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 22:25 in reply to "Windows + Phone = Trouble"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

On the desktop or laptop, MSE is a good security offering -- and it's NOT bundled, so you have to know to download and install it yourself. Am I supposed to manually handle phone security as well?

MSE is coming out soon for mobile devices. So is Kaspersky mobile edition. You'll also want to make sure to keep your relatives on limited accounts. Just scan all your phones once a month to be safe.

J/k it's a different software stack dude. It runs on ARM cpus. It would't know what to do with an x86 virus any more than Linux.

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