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Windows 7: Windows 7 Will Be More Secure than linux and leopard?

15 Apr 2009   #21


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post

First of all, I don't want to sound like I'm being a dick to you. Sorry if it's coming out that way (I'm at work and trying to do two things at once). The point I'm trying to make that any statement about one OS being more secure than another without taking into account the user is missing the point.

Point of fact is that SELinux is probably one of the most secure OS's out there, followed closely by NetBSD. But inorder to achieve that security, these OS's include restrictions that make them unsuitable for general desktop use. If Vista got hammered for UAC being intrusive, try running anything foreign on SELinux.

I think that the gentleman at MS who made that statement regarding Win 7 vs. Linux may be eating crow soon. Notice I didn't include OSX in that, because as far as I can tell, Apple does not take desktop security as seriously as MS. I believe it is far more exploitable than Vista or even XP SP3, but for it's low market share, not worth the coding effort for malware writers.

Nah, you actually made insightful comments. I actually prefaced my first blanket statement with a comment similar to yours here (that the user is to blame).

As for the NT kernel being more unstable than the UNIX kernel, I cannot for the life of me recall off the top my head how shared libraries are involved, only that they are. I think it's because the linker for the shared libraries are actually within the NT kernel itself, but I'm not sure.

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23 Jun 2009   #22

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One thing we all have to understand is that any OS can be infected with viruses. It does not matter how secure it is. Viruses always will find their way through. And it is true.

Windows is continuously exploited by viruses because it has the most market share. If you don't believe, please find out for yourself how many viruses are created for PCs everyday compared to Linux and Mac.

And Windows is more secure than ever too. Though not all that secure. But I dare say it is as secure as a Mac if you just get yourself MSE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2009   #23

windows 7

your computer is as secure as YOU make it bottom line
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