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Windows' Boll Weevil problem

Mar 24, 2010, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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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 own good.

"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."

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