Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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RE[5]: Same bad experience.
by MadRat on Thu 24th Oct 2013 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Same bad experience."
MadRat
Member since:
2006-02-17

Probably because their bullshit recovery method is a crap shoot and by turning it on is one of the few attack vectors for malware.

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RE[6]: Same bad experience.
by bentoo on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:03 in reply to "RE[5]: Same bad experience."
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Probably because their bullshit recovery method is a crap shoot and by turning it on is one of the few attack vectors for malware.


Creating install media is an attack vector for malware? Do tell.

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RE[7]: Same bad experience.
by MadRat on Fri 25th Oct 2013 10:13 in reply to "RE[6]: Same bad experience."
MadRat Member since:
2006-02-17

It's been a vulnerability since its introduction. Malware is hidden in system restore files and is launched from there. The only way to clean it is to boot into safe mode and turn off the service to remove the backups. In normal mode your a-v software cannot delete it although it can typically find older generations of it. Some will even automate the removal.

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