Windows' Boll Weevil problem
Mar 24, 2010, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You don't have to be a security expert to know that
Windows and its software have serious security problems. It seems
that no sooner than Microsoft fixes some holes then more are
revealed. Part of that is because Windows is insecure by design.
But, another part of it is that Windows is much too popular for its
"Windows defenders like to claim that all other operating
systems would have just as much trouble if they were as popular as
desktop Windows is. They're wrong of course. Windows was designed
as a single user operating system and to make it easy for
applications to share data. That single-user, no IPC (interprocess
communication) DNA remains in Windows to this day. That said, they
do have a point, which is why I like to say that Windows has a
"Boll Weevil" problem."