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.........and this is why I don't buy software at launch. Cause it's overpriced and flawed with tons of bugs.
It's usually best to wait until at least SP1 before upgrading to a new MS OS imo. If you get Vista at launch, you've got to expect there to be some problems with it. I may well get Vista one day, but it won't be any day soon. I'll probably stick with XP for the next 18 months at least; probably two years or more depending on what happens with it, games, software and hardware.

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post #22 of 32
people, no software will ever be totally secure, no matter how much security you put in place, hackers will find a way in, and thats that... no one hacks linux because next to no one uses it.... which goes for apple too.

People hack windows because everyone runs windows... the bigger target gets hit more then a smaller target.

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ATM Vista is nothing but a big security hole. I'm not even going to consider using it as my main OS until within 2-4 years.

Some great info and excellent podcast:

http://www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm#51
http://www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm#66
http://www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm#67
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Vista + hardware firewall + Firefox + being smart enough not to open suspicious .exe files = Totally secure OS
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If Vista launched totally secure with no bugs and was immune to viruses I would be absolutely shocked. For that matter if ANYTHING launched that was perfect I would be shocked.

Vista is a great os and has potential to be and even greater one. I plan on upgrading to Vista as soon as some of the bugs are fixed and it drops in price.

Im sure someone will post some "OmG MAc OSx is soooooooo much bettar n stuffz, it has liek no viruses or nything!!!11" News flash, NO ONE CARES ABOUT MAC
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post #26 of 32
When an operating system becomes very secure then all this big anti-virus company will go out of business.Sometimes i wonder if norton and other companies pay hackers to exploit windows so they can stay in business.
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nothing is secure in the OS business. If you reversed the situation where apple has a bigger market share,we will be discussing how secure Microsoft over apple. Its just preference for the virus creators on who has the biggest market share
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Vista is gonna be targeted more cause its microsoft's most expensive OS to date and they're advertising it to be more secure than the previous OS.If im the hacker i will be like "more secure? lets see about that"
That's funny. You basically negated both of your arguments. First you say that Apple would get more viruses if they had more marketshare, which is unproven and a terrible argument. You then continue to say that Windows Vista will be attacked because they say it's more secure.

Exhibit A: http://www.apple.com/getamac/viruses.html.

Apple says that Mac OS X won't get viruses because it's more secure, which is why you say that Vista will be attacked. Why wouldn't OS X be attacked, as Apple is much more boastful then Microsoft has ever been? Why hasn't OS X been attacked when Apple has basically been yelling "Bring it on" for the last year?
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post #28 of 32
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Apple says that Mac OS X won't get viruses because it's more secure, which is why you say that Vista will be attacked. Why wouldn't OS X be attacked, as Apple is much more boastful then Microsoft has ever been? Why hasn't OS X been attacked when Apple has basically been yelling "Bring it on" for the last year?
because of 4% market share
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post #29 of 32
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because of 4% market share
Wow. Okay, I'm glad I'm talking to someone who has a clue.

Let's just start throwing out the OMG MACS R GAY LOL.
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Wow. Okay, I'm glad I'm talking to someone who has a clue.

Let's just start throwing out the OMG MACS R GAY LOL.
You win,i guess apple is more secure I own one and rarely use it.
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