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[News] Microsoft's Wrong Priorities Compared to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft's Wrong Priorities Compared to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:35:55 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Resetting Priorities 

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft continues to sell consumers an 
| operating system that needs anti-virus 
| protection.
| It's not like they keep it a secret: if you 
| install Windows 7, there's three things 
| splashed up on the screen for users towards 
| the end of the process: configure the OS, 
| activate the OS, and get anti-virus software.
| To me, there's something fundamentally wrong 
| with knowingly send out a piece of software 
| that's vulnerable--so vulnerable that you have 
| to tell users your product is unsafe until 
| they get third-party protection. 
| [...]
| With the wave of new Linux-based smartbooks, 
| netbooks, and phones hitting the market, there 
| are still critics who complain about an 
| alleged lack of features in Linux. Even if 
| this notion were accurate, and I am very sure 
| it's not, let me put the question to them: why 
| would you rather have the latest gadget 
| installed on your system as opposed to 
| personal data security?
| As a group, computer and electronics users 
| need to reset their priorities. It's not about 
| the nifty toys and Easter eggs you can find in 
| Windows. It's about what personal information 
| malicious users can find in your Windows. 



Is Microsoft Overhyping Security In Windows 7?

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has been aggressively marketing
| the security improvements in Windows 7, but
| some security experts believe this strategy
| could leave the software giant open to some
| unpleasant repercussions.

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