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chINeSe mIDgEts
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:26 am    Post subject: a bit of statistics for m$ Reply with quote

all right i am out to prove to a few people the security/stability flaws of windows (and version, but 2k or xp preferably) so if yall could just point me in the direction of a few sites that have stats/quick facts about windows vs. its competitors (os/x, various linux distros, etc.)

[edit] also if you could point me in the direction of info on their "dirty business/legal practices" that would also be nice

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Security flaws: See Windows Update. There's a list of all the holes that have been spotted so far.
As far as stability goes, I'd say 2k and XP are pretty good actually. The 9x series are shithouse, sure, but no-one's going to argue that point.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.securityfocus.com/

http://www.euronet.nl/users/frankvw/rants/microsoft/IhateMS_5.html
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gen2fox wrote:
http://www.euronet.nl/users/frankvw/rants/microsoft/IhateMS_5.html


It's hard to believe that a sight like this is objective with a page named "I Hate MS" It's just more FUD spread by the linux community about microsoft.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally found the I Hate MS article informative and mostly fact based.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.fuckmicrosoft.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steel300 wrote:
It's hard to believe that a sight like this is objective with a page named "I Hate MS" It's just more FUD spread by the linux community about microsoft.


The article may be a bit extreme, but it does have valid points.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e980238 wrote:
http://www.fuckmicrosoft.com/



i like this one, a lot of facts, not as much bias as i would have expected from its url
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chINeSe mIDgEts wrote:
e980238 wrote:
http://www.fuckmicrosoft.com/



i like this one, a lot of facts, not as much bias as i would have expected from its url

Yeah, just like that is an impartial source =D
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steel300 wrote:
gen2fox wrote:
http://www.euronet.nl/users/frankvw/rants/microsoft/IhateMS_5.html


It's hard to believe that a sight like this is objective with a page named "I Hate MS" It's just more FUD spread by the linux community about microsoft.



I love this page its got some very good facts in it. I wish the guy who wrote it would not have labeled it that as it turns most away from reading. Shit its better than any other place I have found IMO.
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