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Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 03 2007 02:29AM
Pat Plummer, MD (blacksun ix gotdns org) (1 replies)
> Please understand that I'm not referring to the average Mac user
> that just wants a safe, reliable computing experience. I'm taking
> exception with zealots who place those users at risk by giving them
> a false sense of security. OS X is pretty safe today for the
> average user, but the platform is definitely NOT as fundamentally
> secure as Vista

Mr. Maynor:

I've been lurking in the background for a while now and certainly am
not a high level security expert - just a lowly sysadmin for various
non-noteworthy Linux, NetBSD, MacOSX, and Windows servers over the
years who has an interest in topics like this. It is my understanding
that Vista underwent a total from-the-ground-up rewrite of its
network stack as opposed to using something more tried and true. How
can one say categorically that Vista is more fundamentally secure
when it is using this untested stack (untested out in the trenches at
least and one that has apparently already had its share of major
problems prior to release) as well as, presumably, other untested
software components? IOW, how can one state with such certainty that
software that is in many ways quite virgin and has not already
undergone a full on assault for several years be more "fundamentally
secure"? At best, I would think all that one could say would be "I
have no idea".

If not, I must be missing something. Please advise.

Pat

[ reply ]
Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 03 2007 05:02AM
David Maynor (dmaynor gmail com) (2 replies)
Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 03 2007 03:21PM
Dave Schroeder (das doit wisc edu) (2 replies)
Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 04 2007 11:42AM
Howard Oakley (h oakley btconnect com)
Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 03 2007 04:56PM
David Maynor (dmaynor gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 03 2007 05:17PM
Dave Schroeder (das doit wisc edu)
Re: Bill Gates on Mac OS X security Feb 03 2007 07:24AM
Pat Plummer, MD (blacksun ix gotdns org)


 

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