Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE[5]: But....
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 02:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: But...."
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Well that was a lot of rubbish.

Pretty much everything you said may have been true until about 2003, which is almost 10 years ago now.

Also Windows has their equivalents to pretty much every security feature you could list of Linux.

Sorry ... keeping the firewall off is still dumb.

Also NT has always been designed as a multi-user OS, it just the desktop versions of Windows only allow one person logged it at a time (well that isn't really true anymore either).

Edited 2012-11-30 02:18 UTC

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RE[6]: But....
by TemporalBeing on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:42 in reply to "RE[5]: But...."
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Also Windows has their equivalents to pretty much every security feature you could list of Linux.


If that were true, then Windows would have an equivalent security level for government use. It does not.

Windows cannot receive the same security rating as Linux, which is in a category shared by only one other system - Trusted Solaris - and reached by the Red Hat RHEL distribution, if not SuSe as well.

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RE[7]: But....
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 16:21 in reply to "RE[6]: But...."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Government moves much more slowly than the tech world.

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