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[9]: But....
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: But...."
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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.

Actually there are direct equivalents ... just browsing wikipedia listed those for Windows.

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

In your Government maybe .. not mine.

Anyway it is all academic, because this is not the subject of the article or anything to do with the original point. You are being a blowhard for your OS of choice, it is tiring and adds nothing to the conversation.

There are no major security problems with Windows (especially server that has a better security record than most major linux distros since it was released) ... this isn't the days of the Ms blaster worm.

Making snide comments about how you think Windows is "inherently insecure", when it simply isn't just shows your ignorance.

Believe it or not a lot of the time I don't want to argue on here, but some of the stuff said is either:

* Just wrong.
* Biased.
* "I made funny one liner gag at M$ lol".
* I hate MicroSoft, whatever they do!
* Guys that use Microsoft technologies aren't as l33t as us!!!!

It gets real old.

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