Windows 7: Unimproved Security
Oct 12, 2009, 18:33 (6 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"That said, I can't give you any real reasons to switch
from XP to 7, but I can safely assure XP users that come the day
you buy a new PC you won't regret it the way so many people who
'upgraded' to Vista did. But, improving security isn't a reason to
move to Windows 7. When it comes to security and Windows 7, it's
just more of the same old, same old.
"This point really came home to me when I was looking over all
the patches that Microsoft will delivering tomorrow in what may be
the largest Patch Tuesday ever. Microsoft "will ship a total of 13
updates next week, eight of them pegged "critical," the highest
threat ranking in its four-step scoring system, beating the
previous record of 12 updates shipped in February 2007 and again in
October 2008."Of these 13, five are for Windows 7.
"Pretty impressive don't you think for an operating system
that's not even officially released yet?"