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marvinmatthew

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#51 13 years ago

But they are going to do better with security in Vista than they did with XP. They know they dropped the ball with XP, espically in the first two years. They won't screw up this badly with Vista.




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#52 13 years ago

I guess we'll find out when Vista viruses start circulating.




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#53 13 years ago
C38368;3520189...formatting doesn't solve anything inherit to the filesystem. It's not supposed to. It clears out borked installations and is useful for sweeping away all the random junk that accumulates over time.

There's nothing like a re-format to bring your pc back to life. It's a helluva lot faster than searching for/fixing all the problems and junk that isn't needed. I have no idea why some folks are so resistant to it. As long as you have a real windoze disk and just the smallest amount of pc savvy, you'll be fine.

Did I just see someone having faith in Vista being secure? I hope it is, but I have very little faith in it, especially after all the hoopla back in the day about how XP was going to be secure.

I too long for the days of win98se as my primary OS. Is stability and being bloatware free too much too ask of a new M$ OS? How about a Vista Lite version, free of all the B.S.? [/fantasy]




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#54 13 years ago

You act like viruses are a Windows only affair. :rolleyes: Viruses are out there for every damn OS on the face of the earth. I could say the same garbage about Linux and how its supposedly "better" design is merely a cover for the fact that its just as equally insecure as the rest of the OS's. There will ALWAYS be security flaws that cannot be taken into account, and nothing will change that. As long as we have "the man" to stick it to, there will always be people trying to do it. I couldn't give two shits how secure or insecure it is. I've not had ANY security issues with XP. No viruses, malware, nothing. The trick is to be smarter than the virus and not let it in to begin with. The flaw isn't the software, the flaw is the user. The end-user is the biggest security flaw there is for any kind of security system. There is no patch for human stupidity (except maybe population control or natural selection, but we can't rely on those to be effective, can we..)

Tout all the problems with it you want, I still know want (Vista), and so does everyone else who is dead set on getting it, and nothing is gonna change that.




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#55 13 years ago

Flakpanzer;3520702You act like viruses are a Windows only affair. :rolleyes: Viruses are out there for every damn OS on the face of the earth. I could say the same garbage about Linux and how its supposedly "better" design is merely a cover for the fact that its just as equally insecure as the rest of the OS's.[/quote] This is true. However, whereas a UNIX system won't let 'unprivelaged processes' (aka malware) do squat to your machine without root access, Windows just leaves the door wide open to attack, in more ways than one. Besides not giving a damn whether or not a running process may or may not have malicious intentions, it even announces its presence to other boxes on any network, even the Internet, via Windows File Sharing. Kind of like you forgetting to lock your front door (or, more appropriately, back door) at night, then yelling out of the window "HEY! I'M UNARMED AND DEFENSELESS! THIEVES, COME ON IN AND LAY WASTE TO ALL YOU SEE!". This is where third-party AntiVirus and Firewall applications, along with common sense solutions (such as disabling File Sharing) come into play in keeping your Windows PC healthy.

There's a reason that Linux only has 40 known virii, whilst Windows machines are vulnerable to over 140,000. ;)

Mac machines can trump even Linux's impressive security record - to date, there have been zero recorded infections for Mac OS 10. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Flakpanzer;3520702There will ALWAYS be security flaws that cannot be taken into account, and nothing will change that. As long as we have "the man" to stick it to, there will always be people trying to do it. [/quote] Linux is the very antithesis of "the man". There is no single leader of the Linux community (even Linus Torvalds has been becoming less and less involved of late), hence there is no-one to 'stick it to'.
Flakpanzer;3520702I couldn't give two shits how secure or insecure it is. I've not had ANY security issues with XP. No viruses, malware, nothing.

Same here. As long as you're sensible, you can keep an XP box alive and kicking for a good long period of time. [quote=Flakpanzer;3520702]The trick is to be smarter than the virus and not let it in to begin with. The flaw isn't the software, the flaw is the user.

The end-user is the biggest security flaw there is for any kind of security system. There is no patch for human stupidity (except maybe population control or natural selection, but we can't rely on those to be effective, can we..)

Funny - as I stated above, MacOS is probably the easiest OS to use on the planet (hence its reputation for being the operating system of choice for many 'newbies', or people who care more about getting work done than messing around with configurations and settings) - yet it has no recorded viruses.

Software is the major factor when evaluating an OS's infection risk against virii. Sure, if you surf porn sites 24/7 and regularly download files like ELITEHACKS.EXE then you'd expect to get infected fairly quickly (at least on a Windows box), however stupidity can only take so much of the blame. [quote=Flakpanzer;3520702]Tout all the problems with it you want, I still know want (Vista), and so does everyone else who is dead set on getting it, and nothing is gonna change that.

Suit yourself. Each to his own. :)




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#56 13 years ago

Indeed, MacOS is incredibly easy, its near indestructable from my experiences too. I've tried as I might, but never quite been able to entirely kill a Mac. For what its worth, thats pretty damn good. Thats why I'd take a Mac any day if only it had more games on it. I wouldn't have to worry about tinkering as I do with system parameters and completely screwing my install. Its all in good fun. I'm well overdue for a reformat anyways. I try to have one every 3 months, I just don't remember where I put my XP box.




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#57 13 years ago

You can play nearly all games that are available for windows on a Mac. Just use Crossover, bootcamp, and soon, Parallels