Originally Posted by Defoler
Yeah but I wonder if windows 7 doesn't have the same amount of back doors and is just as "dangerous" as windows 8?
Except windows 7 hadn't just been tested as much because of no one cared to look as much.
Remember the story about how the German gov were handing out a million free Linux CD's to get peoples older hardware to work? I think they have had enough reason just like the Chinese and I would imagine Russians now to justify this. These revelations will tar big American I.T companies for decades and open source is so mature now people have a very viable and free alternative (apart from paid support which is down to each contract / company). If the ball keeps rolling on this then its going to hit the economy in a big way and the national debt is already simply ridiculous.
I just run windows in a vbox occasionally, TBH its a personal preference thing but you know when your update is in front of you on boot with all those registry settings flicking by on update is kind of unnerving, its also dumb looking. If its supposed to be the ultimate OS why does it look so poor and function like a 20year old operating system? On linux your update center handles it all and never requires a reboot you also have GUI access to a full change log and links to the code base, I often look at what each update is for.Edited by Pip Boy - 8/21/13 at 11:50pm