Ballmer calls security a never-ending battle

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  1. ronjor

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  2. still_longhorn

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    Its quite a task indeed if you're 10 steps behind!
     
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    Fortunately for most of us here, we are six steps ahead.
     
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    Yeah, but most home pc users [mum pops an the kids...lol]
    Wouldn’t have any idea of the malware threats out today, let alone your garden variety viruses.

    I believe that Microsoft and all operating system manufactures have a duty of care to educate the users of their software or at least provide adequate security.

    Does u know how long an unprotected copy of WIN XP lasts after a fresh install?

    Two minutes!

    [Test done by Australian PC Authority with original unpatched copy of MS WIN XP, with no security software installed]

    If you bought a house or a car you expect to be able to lock the doors and that the alarm will actually work.
     
  5. still_longhorn

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    Why buy a car? Get a tank! And park it in a fortress... LOL!
     
  6. slammer_JvA

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    If I buy a car I expect it to d r i v e ...

    (and even that can be too much too ask -to return to the comparison LOL
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  7. still_longhorn

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    Hey Slammer

    That's okay! I believe in Santa Claus, too...
     
  8. nadirah

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    security a never-ending battle!? That's crazy! When will all the madness end? :mad:
     
  9. Lurkerella

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    Actually, when one buys a car, they expect the driver to d r i v e!

    The future may hold a car that can drive itself, but, not today. :)
     
  10. Sweetie(*)(*)

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    you dont need to do anything on the net to get your self into trouble, with out a firewall an AV your gone.......


    so its kinda like we're paying for that car with out seat belts, airbags even brakes.......with MS those things are optional accesories......
     
  11. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    I know exactly how you feel! No other company could get away with saying,

    "Here, pay us at least $$$ plus $$$ dollars (or equivalent)to put this stuff we made up on your mega dollar plus machine and then $pay$ the phone, cable, sat-lite people to let you use your own $$$$ machine, now add program$ to it and pay those guy$ to let you put them on, then add a bunch $$$ more stuff, cuz other people want to know your bank account number,credit number, to live your life for free and this jus$ migh$ protect ya!

    OH! and by the way!! Tough luck, if it doesn't work - crashes you computer, you lose your job, kid, house, money, retirement, computer, dog, cat, fish, hamster, gerbil - OR your mind!!!

    We are not responsible for anything, but collecting your money.

    Oh yeah! That is the way it is, how silly of me, (blush, quietly leave .........................>

    Well, except at places like Wilders', where at least we are trying to learn enough to keep our hamsters! :) Probably not our minds, tho.! Sorry, too late!! :D
     
  12. Sweetie(*)(*)

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    very well said
     
  13. lynchknot

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    I drive my own car - I can't afford a driver - besides, driving is fun. :p
     
  14. still_longhorn

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    Not if you're driving my car... from MS.... Loaded with too many things I do not use but but lacks the things I need. Fortunately, there are a lot of accessory dealers around....
     
  15. Firefox guy

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    Ah the old "what if the OS is a car analogy".

    A fairly famous one goes like this

    Windows is a station wagon
    Mac OS is a sleek, Euro-styled sedan
    Linux is a tank
    BeOS a Batmobile.

    http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html
     
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