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Windows 7: Windows 7 RTM and Vista SP2, Not XP SP3, the Apex.....

27 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 7 RTM and Vista SP2, Not XP SP3, the Apex.....

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Windows 7 RTM and Vista SP2, Not XP SP3, the Apex of Security for Microsoft.

When it comes down to bulletproofing systems, users should always opt for the latest releases of the Windows client. Volume eight of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8) makes this perfectly clear, per the Operating System Trends analysis performed by Microsoft with data gathered from in excess of 500 million computers worldwide. Windows 7 RTM and Vista SP2 are the apex of security for the Redmond company as far as Windows clients are concerned.

Infection rates for both Windows 7 RTM and Vista SP2 are considerably lower than their predecessors, with the 64-bit (x64) flavors of the two platforms superior to the 32-bit (x86) versions. The statistics offered in SIRv8 reflect data collected from over half a billion Windows computers worldwide in the second half of 2009. Since Windows 7 was released on October 22nd, 2009, SIRv8 also includes information on Vista’s successor.
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Windows 7 RTM and Vista SP2, Not XP SP3, the Apex of Security for Microsoft - In terms of infection rates - Softpedia


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27 Apr 2010   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Nice find JMH,

Another good reason to use the x64 flavor of windows.
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28 Apr 2010   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
This essentially shows you can do ANYTHING with Statistics.

I would probably put better security down to MORE AWARENESS by USERS in what CAN happen -- expecially in the areas of "Social Engineering" where NO AMOUNT of computer security can prevent an attack if a user doesn't take basic precautions.

Users understanding that attacks CAN and DO happen is the best defence - far better than any "built in security" - but of course products should be made safe as possible as a matter of course.

To get back to Statistics -- there was a piece in a paper in London the other day saying that in the UK 2,000 pubs close every year -- as there are 56,000 pubs in the UK this means that you will be having your last drink in 28 years time

I don't think it will work like that - but just looking at RAW statistics without taking into account HUMAN INTERACTION will always lead to dubious and incorrect conclusions.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Apr 2010   #4
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Statistics are gathered by various and sometimes dubious means.

Statistical analysis is the art of making it say what you want.
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