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Windows RT: Fortified against malware

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    Windows RT: Fortified against malware

    Even Microsoft's lawyers say it: Windows RT isn't Windows. In fact, Microsoft is releasing two different operating systems: Windows 8 and Windows RT (Run Time). While the two versions look alike on the Metro layer, Windows RT stands apart for two reasons: It runs only on ARM-based systems such as Microsoft Surface, and the traditional Windows desktop is gone, which means the only non-Metro applications that work with Windows RT come with the OS.

    The differences between Windows 8 and Windows RT carry over to computer security. Some Windows RT characteristics decrease security risk, but there are missing features as well.

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    Very interesting story, Bill.
    It may be that Microsoft cannot patch everything. Even Ubuntu or other distributions of Linux catch these bugs, even though Linux and Mac OS X aren't "virus magnets", they catch them. Mac OS X users pride themselves, too, about the fact that Macs do not even get viruses, but they do. RT will also, as many of the world's tablets and laptops will soon be running this OS.
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Windows RT: Fortified against malware
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