viernes, 13 de agosto de 2010
Noise about Linux
After the FUD article published not long ago by Ken Hess for PC World, Katherine Noyes, from the same magazine, has come up in defense of Linux. She wrote two articles:
1. Is Linux Really Harder to Use?
2. Why Linux is More Secure than Windows
Also, in terms of security, it's interesting to see how Windows advocates keep saying "Windows is safe. Just download MS Security Essentials..."
The executable installer for XP is 11 MB and for 7/Vista is 7 MB. I don't really know if that covers the full download or that will act as a downloader for heavier files...
Anyway, it would also be interesting to investigate why those "essentials", being so essential, are not included with Windows to begin with. Why does MS make acquiring those vital security tools the user's responsibility? Is it really that hard to include them with the mastedon-size and voracious resource-eating OS they currently promote? If they can't even include "security essentials" in their DVDs, what are those media filled with? Letters to Santa Claus?
I don't know! :P