Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2012 22:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Coward
Windows NeoSmart Technologies has released a new version of EasyBCD, the free bootloader editor for Windows which supports Windows 8, the latest GRUB2 distributions, EFI machines, and comes with all-new support for 13 different languages. If you have a Windows-based multiboot machine, you really need EasyBCD. It's a fantastic application.
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Good link
by benali72 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 23:30 UTC
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2008-05-03

On the one hand, thanks for a great link. Never heard of this app before and it's a great one. On the other hand, I really don't like controlling my computer through Windows. I'd rather put up with GRUB2 than Windows malware/security issues.

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RE: Good link
by moondevil on Wed 26th Sep 2012 09:17 in reply to "Good link"
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2005-07-08

Sure, because we know all other operating systems are security perfect.

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RE[2]: Good link
by Neolander on Wed 26th Sep 2012 14:19 in reply to "RE: Good link"
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2010-03-08

Let's put it this way : while technical merits can be debated in much details, a much simpler observation to make is that Windows powers more than 90% of the world's desktops and laptops.

If some piece of software has such a large market share, unless it is built with supernatural attention to security concerns, it will always be broken by crackers at a much faster rate than flaws are fixed, and therefore should not be used by people who are worried about the security of their computers.

Can we agree on that ?

Edited 2012-09-26 14:21 UTC

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RE: Good link
by darknexus on Wed 26th Sep 2012 14:09 in reply to "Good link"
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2008-07-15

On the other hand, I really don't like controlling my computer through Windows. I'd rather put up with GRUB2 than Windows malware/security issues.

Do you Linux people seriously need to keep trolling every windows thread? Neither os is perfect where security is concerned, that's all there is to it. Isn't this getting a bit ridiculous?

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RE[2]: Good link
by ilovebeer on Wed 26th Sep 2012 16:24 in reply to "RE: Good link"
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2011-08-08

On the other hand, I really don't like controlling my computer through Windows. I'd rather put up with GRUB2 than Windows malware/security issues.
Do you Linux people seriously need to keep trolling every windows thread? Neither os is perfect where security is concerned, that's all there is to it. Isn't this getting a bit ridiculous?

A lot of linux users are too pained by the fact that we aren't in the Windows 95 era anymore. They're too pained by the fact that Windows 7 is a great desktop OS with enormous improvements in stability and security since the Windows 95 era. And lastly, they're very bitter that the linux desktop is still a joke and never took over the world like it has `been about to do` since, well, forever in their minds.

I'm a daily linux user myself -- have been for over a decade now -- and I'm constantly annoyed by those lamers too.

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