Reply to post: Re: MS could probably close a few of those holes...

And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Re: MS could probably close a few of those holes...

Microsoft has been trying to push security-by-default for the last several releases, but turning on too much at once ended up resulting in many of the issues in Vista and many of the compatibility issues you see between releases. UAC was an attempt at reducing the impact of giving users admin rights, if they strip everyone of admin rights by default, they'll just go and give themselves admin rights anyway (For the same reason that I see so many Linux newbies just log on as root after becoming frustrated with running sudo when they just want to install a single package).

The problem is that Microsoft wants to implement new security features, but they also need to pay the bills. No one is going to buy a copy of Windows that they'll have to wait months before software gets properly re-written to run in a secure environment.

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