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Vista is more secure than Linux, according to [Ehm] Microsoft!


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    Now, we can all breath. Turns out, Vista is more secure than Linux (multiple flavors), Apple's OS X and even Windows XP! All of this amazing finds are according to... well.. er .... em..... (cough) Microsoft.

    So let me get this straight. A company plagued by security holes and problems is preemptive proclaiming their new product (been released for 6 month only) more secure!? I don't know if I should laugh or cry!

    It's been only 6 months, and Microsoft "Trustworthy computing group" [Don't laugh, I know it's an oxymoron, but I swear that's their real name]. So anyway, the TCG has declared Vista triumphant in the number of incidents compared to MAX OS x, Ubuntu, Red hat, Novell SLED and even Windows XP

    Well, excuse me for having a memory that spans longer than 6 months. But it took 2 years for Blaster worm to wreck havoc on the windows world, 3 years for other major problems. 6 months is absolutely not an indication. It proves nothing. (however, It might mean lower percentage of people are upgrading to the infant OS). But we know that they've been selling well on Vista, but not in the corporate world (yet)

    Anyway, "more secure" is one of those things that people just don't mention, or boast. You let PEOPLE/Consultants/firms..etc decide if you're Secure, or More Secure than others. It's like someone claiming they're healthy and they will live a 200 years.

    The expected lifespan of an OS is nearing 10 years now (I'm still seeing freaking Windows 95 machines some places, that's 12 years). So 6 months is barely the beginning, but if it's anything, I'll give that it's a good promising start.

    And then comes the issue of "counting" issues. You really CAN'T count issues!! A remotely-exploitable-buffer-overrun, is not like possible memory corruption if all the stars align. Yes, both are security issues, but one is more severe than the other. Using "count" methods is juvenile. You just can't count these dissimilar issues!

    Still LOL @ TSG

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    Microsoft ajda3 nas..
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    • Jad
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/23/2007 8:39:02 AM
    LoL
    actually, Vista is more secure than ubuntu, RHL, mac OS X,
    if you wantr to read the full report
    U can find it here

    http://www.csoonline.com/pdf/6_Month_Vista_Vuln_Report.pdf

    Very nice and interesting facts


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    • Moey
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/23/2007 12:43:47 PM
    bas balash
    Najeeb,
    As a software Architect, I can tell you, and with authority, that it's too early to judge.
    Second, these "number games" don't really reflect the severity of issues.

    Third, it only takes one critically severe issue to ruin the Utopian score that they have

    Forth, people can't claim things about themselves. These should be done by reputable 3rd parties

    Fifth, Vista has a ton of usability issues, I've been using it since 2005 (when the CTP came out) and have been following up closely on it's progress. And it's usability is an area that needs improvement.

    Anyway, at the end of the day, we should all wait and see. And then we can all judge for ourselves. But meanwhile. Excuse me for being skeptic of these findings
    laughable!
    hah!
    Not that i disagree that vista sucks, usability wise its retarded. plus the security features are actually what is annoying about it.
    to give them credit where its due, the whole windows suite is actually from an enterprise point very comfy (longhorn, exchange, and forefront) but you don't need vista so screw it.

    btw i don't get you, you bash firefox then say vista sucks... weird
    how come i didn't see the piss poor job of the "most secure browser in the world" safari mentioned. now thats what Apple thinks of the rest of the 90% of computer users. thanks by i'll stick to either a customized mandrake or the comfortabl XP.

    the big bucks is in the corporate market and so far the numbers are really bad in that area, forecasts are not good even for the next 2 years
    I am trying to be as objective as I can. If firefox is doing something good, I will give it credit. And when Vista does something bad, I will also talk about it.
    Safari is not impressive. I tried it, found 200 bugs in 30 minutes lost interest and moved on. It's NOT secure, it's not even worth mentioning! (At least firefox has between 15 and 20% of the market, Safari ... emmm ... less than 1%?)

    I'm not one of those fanboys who are Anti-microsoft 100% of the time, and pro everything else just because. Nor am I a drone in orbit around Microsoft, Oracle and the other big players.
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