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Typical Windows bashing from Jack
A lot of this is true except Jack's Linux vs Windows statements. I have an awful lot of Windows desktops and servers out there that are not and have never been infected or compromised, and I have also seen the easily compreomised environments he speaks of. It depends largely on how you administer Windows. I can't tell you just how stupid some of the Windows IT people are, using common word passwords that match the usernames, no firewalls, 3rd party apps that don't belong... If you treat Windows with the intelligence and respect you'd treat Linux, then the security is pretty solid. i see the password attempts, I see the malware coming in from spam, but am i being infected? No. I'd say less that 1% of my Windows boxes get anything on them over their entire long LIFE. There are a lot of reasons why Linux is a bad bet for business on the desktops, including the end user experience being a half-baked attempt to keep up with the functionality we expect in Windows and macs. Talk about FUD! He's right about the 3rd party apps... if you instal something that's written like garbage and then wonder why your OS is acting flaky, then you need to ask why you really need that software and what has it done? Another point is #11: Wipe the pre-installed versions of Windows and install clean from your own OEM/Volume license disk. The vendors break so much stuff with all those useless apps and trial wares and bizzarre configurations. The hour or so it takes to install a clean version of Windows and updated drivers is well worth it before deploying that and expecting years of good service.