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Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

  1. #141


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, if you have security concerns, you should not use any Windows. For the internet, use Mint Mate like me. It is a really nice system.
    I do have security concerns but with what I know about Windows, it's not worth the effort of jumping platforms. Keep a maintained, up to date version of Windows with a very solid interwebs security suite as well as using the WinRT version of IE 11, I'll be quite fine.

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  2. #142


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, if you have security concerns, you should not use any Windows. For the internet, use Mint Mate like me. It is a really nice system.
    whs, if you think any OS including Linux can't be hacked or infected think again. They have and will be. It's just fact that Windows is popular to make it worth the scum's time. Put Linux on more ATMs and elsewhere and we'll see.
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  3. #143


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, if you have security concerns, you should not use any Windows. For the internet, use Mint Mate like me. It is a really nice system.
    whs, if you think any OS including Linux can't be hacked or infected think again. They have and will be. It's just fact that Windows is popular to make it worth the scum's time. Put Linux on more ATMs and elsewhere and we'll see.
    Sure Linux can be hacked. But fact is that there are a LOT less pieces of malware for Linux than for Windows. And if my virtual Linux maching gets infected, I just roll in a backup folder of the virtual machine and I am back in business in 5 minutes.

    Besides, any file I download in Linux I first scan here before I transfer it to the Windows host.
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  4. #144


    Scotland
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post

    Oh my, I am so poor that it is just sickin' it is all I can do to put together enough money to buy. . .(fill in the blank.

    It might be amusing to somebody from USA or some from "rich" countries but I assure you it's not the case in at least half the world. I have donated dozen of my old computers to people that can't afford ANY computer let alone to buy something new just to get away from Win XP. They are still happy to have ANY computer, even with "dead" XP. Two of them are getting internet connection from me (sharing WiFi bandwidth) and I'm not about to stop servicing their machines or helping them either.
    I find any discrimination disgusting, including by financial status.

    Just a Serb.
    Please the old if your not from USA myth is also getting a little long in the tooth.
    You come across as arrogant beyond anything that I can measure. Shame on you!

    That there are people in the world that do not have the same as you might come as a surprise, but there you go.
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  5. #145


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This is not a good discussion. Please don't let it derail.
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  6. #146


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    Well...if one is concerned with security on their Windows computer the first step would be is not to use MSE and to use another anti-virus program. I would also consider using another firewall and another web browser. And don't forget to add the add ons to you browser such as WOT, NoScript and something like Do Not Track. Next, I would use the live distro , Puppy Linux, loaded on a UBS stick, to boot from, for all my banking needs. That would be the bare basics. Or I could simply go on line with Linux. Remember, if Microsoft hides behind Linux, why shouldn't I? (Microsoft uses Akamai Linux based servers to protect Microsoft.com web site.)
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  7. #147


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    There is also the alternative that I prefer - run Windows and Linux together. I have several Linux distros in virtual partitions and one is always running side by side. See here for details. If you want the hyperlinks to work, you need to download the PDF from here.
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  8. #148


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    Actually, whs, I read your guilds and that was what got me going on my way with this 8.1 computer. Virtual is the best way right now because I can try out the distros without dealing with the secure boot etc. Thanks!
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  9. #149


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Very good. I am glad I did not write all that stuff for nothing. Always nice to get some feedback.
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  10. #150


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, if you have security concerns, you should not use any Windows. For the internet, use Mint Mate like me. It is a really nice system.
    whs, if you think any OS including Linux can't be hacked or infected think again. They have and will be. It's just fact that Windows is popular to make it worth the scum's time. Put Linux on more ATMs and elsewhere and we'll see.
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Sure Linux can be hacked.
    Your next sentence does not fortify this statement whatsover. Hacking to gain entrance and malware are two different entities other than the fact that malware can be one of the tools to hack a system.

    But fact is that there are a LOT less pieces of malware for Linux than for Windows.
    Thank you. My point exactly. Letís reverse roles. Letís say Linux is the most used OS on the planet. Do you think there would be more malware to target Linux? Well, of course. Crooks donít go to a beach for money to steal. They go to a bank.

    And if my virtual Linux maching gets infected, I just roll in a backup folder of the virtual machine and I am back in business in 5 minutes. Besides, any file I download in Linux I first scan here before I transfer it to the Windows host.
    Youíre running distros via VM within Windows 7. I have to say > I really get a kick out of your justification statements at times. What do either one of these sentences have to do with the subject at hand besides you trying to prove a point that Linux is safer, when in fact it is not. It may be ďsaferĒ running in a VM, but it is not bullet proof. Run it in a real machine it is equal to any other OS.
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