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If you like XP, that's great--I'm still using it on my sig rig (though I prefer Windows 7, and use it on my laptop). XP is, by no means, more secure than 7. You might be able to get by just fine as an average user with XP, and not run into any problems, but that doesn't mean it's necessarily safer than XP.

Your argument of the amount of time spent on debugging makes no sense. Even if Windows ME had 20 years of debugging, I still wouldn't think it would be better than 7. The only thing you can say about the amount of time spent on debugging something is that...there has been that much debugging. But if you put out an OS that has inherently more bugs, and therefore must spend more time debugging it than another OS with fewer bugs (or built off of the knowledge from previous OS's), it doesn't mean that the OS is better because more time was spent on debugging it.

Besides, the only people who will really have to worry about whether XP is more/less secure than 7 and vice versa, are unintelligent computer users that routinely put their computer at risk by ignorant web use.

If I didn't have to spend the $ to upgrade my sig rig to Windows 7 (and given that I'll soon upgrade my hardware and just do it then), I'd be done with XP, for good. It was good for its time, but 7 is, by far, better in every way.
    
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How would backups solve rootkits?
Oops, you're correct, a rootkit can affect hardware & firmware, but it can also just be on the drive...

A backup can solve "some" rootkits, by restoring your drive back to it's original state, but that's only for some rootkits.

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Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal
Main article: Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal

In 2005, Sony BMG published CDs with copy protection and digital rights management software called Extended Copy Protection, created by software company First 4 Internet. The software included a music player but silently installed a rootkit which limited the user's ability to access the CD.[10]

Software engineer Mark Russinovich, who created the rootkit detection tool RootkitRevealer, discovered the rootkit on one of his computers.[1] The ensuing scandal raised the public's awareness of rootkits.[11]

To cloak itself, the rootkit hid from the user any file starting with "$sys$". Soon after Russinovich's report, malware appeared which took advantage of that vulnerability of affected systems.[1]

One BBC analyst called it a "public relations nightmare."[12] Sony BMG released patches to uninstall the rootkit, but it exposed users to an even more serious vulnerability.[13] The company eventually recalled the CDs. In the United States, a class-action lawsuit was brought against Sony BMG.[14]
Was reading wiki and found this one, I had to laugh in light of the recent jailbreak, what goes around comes around no?
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No love for Vista?
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Bend over op.

better bite a pillow cause im goin in dry!
They should ban you for trolling.
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Alright. OP is pretty bad, but you know what's worse? 150 posts feeding the troll. Kthxbye.
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This thread made me think about it though... They should make a Win 7 at WinXP's size and load. That would be really cool.
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Troll or not..

Be mindful of what you guys post.
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