Vista judged and found to be

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Dan S., Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Dan S.

    DB Ruberto Guest

    Three words.

    DUAL BOOT.

    Mookie
    .....who will purchase a macbook pro when she finally stops paying The
    Man all of her hard earned benjamins..
     
    DB Ruberto, Feb 24, 2008
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  2. Dan S.

    Chris Mihos Guest

    Yeah, but I've got government grants that l can charge it to. So cost
    is not so much an issue.
     
    Chris Mihos, Feb 24, 2008
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  3. Two words.

    PARALLELS.

    I can run Solaris in a window on my MacBook Pro. Comes in rather
    handy for the work I do. But of course it's just a toy!

    cb
     
    Chris Bellomy, Feb 24, 2008
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  4. Dan S.

    Chris Mihos Guest

    yeah i know; i've gone that route before. that seems to be the windows
    solution to everything -- just reboot! But I'd prefer a solution where
    it's all integrated.
     
    Chris Mihos, Feb 24, 2008
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  5. Has it occurred to you that I administer servers that run the
    most popular Internet server OSes in the world (Solaris and
    Linux) and that I:

    a) Understand more about security than the average user; and
    2) Don't spend nearly as much time dicking with security issues
    as desktop Windows users do?

    cb
     
    Chris Bellomy, Feb 24, 2008
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  6. Dan S.

    Eric Kemp Guest

    Apparently Slick is into S&M.
     
    Eric Kemp, Feb 24, 2008
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  7. Dan S.

    Eric Kemp Guest

    You could try Cooperative Linux (http://www.colinux.org). It runs right
    on top of Windows without an emulator.
     
    Eric Kemp, Feb 24, 2008
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  8. Dan S.

    Eric Kemp Guest

    Minor correction: It's based on BSD, not Linux.
     
    Eric Kemp, Feb 24, 2008
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  9. Dan S.

    tom_sawyer70 Guest


    Ah, the old, "if there were more" argument. I used to hear it when I
    worked as an admin in an environment that was looking to migrate from
    NetWare to Windows. "If there were more NetWare servers, there would
    be more attacks on the OS," is how it would be argued. Curiously, you
    never heard about NetWare attacks even though major banks, governments
    and other secure industries used them, but we required entire teams of
    people to try to manage the Windows side of the house. The reason
    that there were not "more" NetWare servers was because we didn't need
    them. I could easily handle several hundred users for file/print, ftp
    and other services on a single or maybe a two server configuration for
    major sites that needed redundancy. The reason that there were "more
    Windows" servers was because when they replaced a single NetWare box,
    they did so with multiple MS boxes due to instability.

    But I know that this is not really the discussion ... so if the "if
    there were more" argument were valid, why does Apache not receive the
    attention that IIS does for cracks and hacks?
     
    tom_sawyer70, Feb 24, 2008
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  10. Dan S.

    E.F. Hokie Guest

    On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:55:58 -0800 (PST), Chris Mihos wrote...
    You're gonna have to try harder than that, pla.
     
    E.F. Hokie, Feb 24, 2008
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    DB Ruberto Guest

    I forgot about Parallels. U R correct....that will be another tool in
    the arsenel...

    Mookie
     
    DB Ruberto, Feb 24, 2008
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  12. Right. That's called the "Apache principle." Always attack the software
    with the biggest installed base.

    Wait, I'm sorry, the "IIS principle."

    Trev
     
    Trevor Zion Bauknight, Feb 25, 2008
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  13. Yeah, I didn't think you could either.


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    ....I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When
    you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I
    dismiss yours.
    - Stephen Roberts
     
    Trent Woodruff, Feb 25, 2008
    #33
  14. All this shows is that you don't understand the Unix operating
    environment very well.


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    ....I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When
    you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I
    dismiss yours.
    - Stephen Roberts
     
    Trent Woodruff, Feb 25, 2008
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  15. If you don't run every stupid virus disguised as an email forward or "GET
    FREE PORN HERE [email protected][email protected][email protected]!" links on the internet, its kinda hard to get
    a virus on your system.

    MH

    --
    Ten of Spades
    Aggee Fedayeen Chief
    Supreme Ruler of the Obvious
    RSFC Rookie of the Year 2005
    Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006

    "We just got outplayed today. That's the bottom line. And we got
    outcoached."
    - OU Head Coach Bob Stoops following the Texas A&M game, Nov 9, 2002
     
    Matthew Hennig, Feb 25, 2008
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  16. Not true. Some viruses are transmitted via your mailers without any
    interaction from you at all.


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    ....I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When
    you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I
    dismiss yours.
    - Stephen Roberts
     
    Trent Woodruff, Feb 25, 2008
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  17. What about spyware?

    cb
     
    Chris Bellomy, Feb 25, 2008
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  18. Dan S.

    Dan S. Guest

    DB Ruberto explained :
    I read somewhere that Vista overwrites the MBR on every boot so there
    are issues duel booting.
     
    Dan S., Feb 25, 2008
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  19. The virus has to get on your system somehow. Yes, there are a couple
    that can get in via open ports and an open system, but the majority of
    viruses come from malicious web sites and emails that are sent out by the
    virus to friends and family who then run the virus (ex. the I love you
    virus from a few years back).

    I do not run a virus program on my computers as a background process. I
    don't even have one installed currently. In the last 10 years, I've had
    one virus make it through and infect my system.

    MH

    --
    Ten of Spades
    Aggee Fedayeen Chief
    Supreme Ruler of the Obvious
    RSFC Rookie of the Year 2005
    Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006

    "We just got outplayed today. That's the bottom line. And we got
    outcoached."
    - OU Head Coach Bob Stoops following the Texas A&M game, Nov 9, 2002
     
    Matthew Hennig, Feb 25, 2008
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  20. Then you are both very dumb and very lucky. Or you don't access the
    Internet at all.


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    ....I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When
    you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I
    dismiss yours.
    - Stephen Roberts
     
    Trent Woodruff, Feb 25, 2008
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