[LINK] The White House IT -- a joke!

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Jan 23 10:14:36 AEDT 2009

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 23/01/2009, at 9:57 AM, fcassia wrote:
>> If forced to use Windows, I'd take a copy of "old" XP64 -or Windows
>> 2000 for that matter if using an old underpowered system- over the
>> latest greatest Vista and Win7 fatware, any time.
> I get where you're coming from, but these days Windows 2000 would be A  
> Very Bad Move. Since it's past end-of-life, it contains unpatched  
> vulnerabilities -- especially in HTML-handling code in email clients  
> and web browsers. Not the sort of security flaw I'd want in MY White  
> House.
> [Everyone please now insert your standards rants about how Linux and  
> OS X are "more secure" than Windows, or your standard rant of  
> rebuttal, depending upon your allegiances. Platform wars are tedious.  
> Real security is about people and process, not fetish-objects and  
> slogans.]


While your comments on social issues of ICT may be informed. You should not 
comment on Linux.

The point about Linux is that you don't spend your life installing security patches.

For my part, I upgraded from Windows 95 to Linux!

Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202

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