Re: What notebook did you buy?

Subject: Re: What notebook did you buy?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 09:48:08 -0700


Lou Quillio wrote:

I don't use it any more, but Windows is perfectly safe if you never use Internet Explorer nor apps that use the IE core (Outlook/Express and the webbier features of MS Office). The problem is IE, not Windows per se.

IE is much of the problem, but not all. The larger problem is that Windows is not engineered for security from the ground up. Many of the basic principles in security architecture, such as least privilege and security by default are either ignored or implemented as after-thoughts in Windows. Windows also lacks UNIX-like permissions -- apparently, they'll be implemented for the first time in Longhorn.

I'm not saying that you can't secure a Windows system. However, you are working against some poor architectural decisons.

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RE: What notebook did you buy?: From: Spitzer, Judd L
RE: What notebook did you buy?: From: DaveC
Re: What notebook did you buy?: From: Lou Quillio

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