Originally Posted by mdm-adph
Oh, not slow -- vintage
. Like a bottle of vintage port or a '56 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing.
Oh, for god's sake... I am so tired of hearing this ancient line of nonsense.
Windows does not have more viruses because it's exploited more -- it has more viruses because the fundamental nature of the OS (running everything by default at Administrator level) allows more viruses to exist. (It's what they tried to fix with Vista, remember?)
If everyone were to migrate to Linux (for example, but any other OS other than Windows seems to get it right), yes, viruses would still exist, but not anywhere near as many as do today.
Though, one could argue that maybe Windows' development may have taken a different route had they not had to dumb everything down (hence, everything running as Administrator) for John Q. Public, however at this point the argument becomes very esoteric. In other words, who really gives a rat's ass.
So your saying that because Microsoft dumbed down Windows in order to attract more people and i.e. more revenue was a bad move? That seems nonsensical to me my freind, since you don't have to run as an administrator in Windows either. Its a little something called guest along with other accounts besides the administrator. If you were to minimize the amount of time you spend on the administrator setting the less likely you are to get a virus. And hey noone is telling YOU to run as an administrator in Windows are they?
Im happy with Vista thats all I really care about.
You can have your opinion I can have mine. Shall we shake virtual hands to that?
And besides this is a time of celebration not a time of nitpicking
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