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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

24 Jun 2013   #1251
gregrocker

 

What better security? First I've heard of that.


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24 Jun 2013   #1252
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Impossible

You can not turn a sow's ear into a silk purse.
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24 Jun 2013   #1253
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What better security? First I've heard of that.
Windows 8.1 To Include 20 New Security, Mobility & BYOD Features

and this: Microsoft offers $100,000 bug bounty for Windows 8.1 - The Tech Report

Simply means Windows 8.1 will be more secure both in the OS kernel level and web browser (Internet Explorer 11).

I was pretty much the same moving from XP to Vista, the OS itself was horrible but Vista had better security than XP.

Same goes for 7 to 8 and then 8 to 8.1 which is a bit more minor since 8.1 is considered a service pack more than a complete OS upgrade but 8.1 is still going to be more secure then 7 and 8 nonetheless considering they've changed the kernel in 8.1, added some much needed features to Windows Defender and upgraded to the web browser that is Internet Explorer 11.


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24 Jun 2013   #1254
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
...... I will be migrating to Windows 8.1 for the better security.

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha
Tell me another fairy story.
I make my own security.
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24 Jun 2013   #1255
gregrocker

 

The world's business community was just subject to a huge scare campaign that if they didn't migrate directly to Windows 8 with Secure Boot they would be eaten alive with BIOS infections.

The world's business community responded by deciding nearly 100% to migrate to Windows 7.

Windows 8 is going to have to come up with something better than security scares. How about a desktop experience?
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25 Jun 2013   #1256
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Greg,
I get the feeling you like Windows 7
PS: so do I.
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25 Jun 2013   #1257
x BlueRobot

 

What added security features are they?
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25 Jun 2013   #1258
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The world's business community was just subject to a huge scare campaign that if they didn't migrate directly to Windows 8 with Secure Boot they would be eaten alive with BIOS infections.

The world's business community responded by deciding nearly 100% to migrate to Windows 7.

Windows 8 is going to have to come up with something better than security scares. How about a desktop experience?

I'll second that!
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25 Jun 2013   #1259
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I solved my security problem by running all internet activity thru my Linux virtual partitions - Mint Mate and Zorin in my case. That may not be a 100% protection but it is 100 times better than any Windows flavor.
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25 Jun 2013   #1260
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you want securtiy, try Linux. Nasa uses linux exclusively.

If you want a decent desktop experience, stick with 7, Linux Deepin, or Linux Mint.

My favourite is Linux Deepin, it boots twice as fast as win8. It is also free software..

Linux Deepin 12.12 has been released (Screenshot Tour) ~ Noobs on Ubuntu, Mint and Debian, HD Wallpapers, Tutorials

Deepin_12.12_32-bit.iso

Deepin_12.12_64-bit.iso




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What better security? First I've heard of that.
Windows 8.1 To Include 20 New Security, Mobility & BYOD Features

and this: Microsoft offers $100,000 bug bounty for Windows 8.1 - The Tech Report

Simply means Windows 8.1 will be more secure both in the OS kernel level and web browser (Internet Explorer 11).

I was pretty much the same moving from XP to Vista, the OS itself was horrible but Vista had better security than XP.

Same goes for 7 to 8 and then 8 to 8.1 which is a bit more minor since 8.1 is considered a service pack more than a complete OS upgrade but 8.1 is still going to be more secure then 7 and 8 nonetheless considering they've changed the kernel in 8.1, added some much needed features to Windows Defender and upgraded to the web browser that is Internet Explorer 11.


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