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[6]: But....
by TemporalBeing on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: But...."
TemporalBeing
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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...."
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2009-08-18

Government moves much more slowly than the tech world.

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RE[8]: But....
by TemporalBeing on Fri 30th Nov 2012 18:52 in reply to "RE[7]: But...."
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2007-08-22

Government moves much more slowly than the tech world.


That may be, but Windows still does not have the equivalent of SELinux or AppArmor; and Windows has had a lot longer time in the Security Environments used by gov't than Linux has - yet Linux has the highest possible security of any COTS products along with only one other COTs product - Trusted Solaris.

Which means Linux can do things Windows can't, and it can go places in gov't that Windows can't as well.

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