On Friday 26 December 2008 10:13, Surya Pratap wrote:
> Rony wrote:
> > Windows is quite a PITA to maintain especially with viruses and
> > its affinity for corrupting the file system,
> Windows has as many viruses because of its popularity,
> security, no matter the OS is actually up to the user,
> think of, what a nasty program can accomplish if it is given root
> access in linux.
HA ha you fell for that crappy defence parroted by the microzombies.
This line was picked up from a study about environment diversity. What
they convienently forget to mention is the opportunity costs to an
attacker. Eg. put a litre of sugar water in the open, you get lots of
flies lets say 5000. Put ten thousand litres of sugar water you get
huge numbers but most certainly not 500000000. Why? there arent that
many flies in the area and it's very costly for flies from far away
to come. Now keep a bottle of honey in the middle of your sugar
water. The honey bottle has a tiny spiral opening thru which only one
fly can pass. You will get a few flies out of the thousands trying to
get in. How come? Honey is a lot more nutritious than sugar water.
There is a lot more to that story about attacks and biological vectors
and jump distances and infection strategies. But all those come into
play only when you have a honey pot which advertises it self but has
ample inherent defences. Honey pots with five hundred holes to make
eating the honey easy dont require any of these complex analysis.
To put it in plain language M$ products are a piece shit wrapped in
honey. Quoting lines from these complex studies to con idiots is
fine. But if you are a pro check everthing about M$ with three veery
fine tooth combs so that you dont look like the target.
> The way I see it, Windows OS is not that bad, the bad part is the
> that a user/developer is forced go through because of the licensing
That is the bad part, treating your customers like thieves. It tickles
me no end to see people jump thru hoops and pay good money for shit
wrapped in honey.