[TriLUG] BBC's view of WinXP
Sinner from the Prairy
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 18:00:35 -0400
I guess you all know how impartial BBC claims to be.
Check for yourselves:
"For a start, XP is supposed to be less prone to crashing than the previous
9X versions of Windows. XP is based on the core, or kernel, of Windows NT
and gets rid of the loose ends (some of which date back to DOS) that clutter
up Windows 95, 98 and ME.
This stability is key if people are going to trust the operating system, and
use it for all their web-based dealings.
Stable does not necessarily mean more secure, however.
Some of the most virulent viruses of recent months, such as Code Red, have
exploited weaknesses in programs that run on NT and other versions of
A personal firewall is included with XP, but it is not yet clear how
effective it is.
Microsoft's seeming inability to produce secure programs could foil its
grand strategy. Already the US Computer Incident Advisory Capability has
warned about the security problems of XP. "
They do not buy marketing hype. They are based on facts, and a record on
previous promises and realities delivered.
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