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no, it's because they haven't paid for their ms licenses. microsoft has now ended free xp support and chinese gov doesn't want to pay for extended support. the free ride has gone on too long - i don't blame ms.Because it's too hard for them to slip in monitoring stealthware that normally gets put onto government machines? Windows 8 is just too secure and locked down for the Chinese government?
No, I didnt say that. Do you usually jump to conclusions like that?You telling me its less secure than xp or 7? Evidence please?
Pointing to a website does not explain why Windows operating systems are less secure than linux ones.No, I didnt say that. Do you usually jump to conclusions like that?
It is however less secure than other popular operating systems (linux, etc). It is really not hard at all to turn a windows machine. Metaploit has been pwning Microsoft for ages now. Again, anyone with half a wit in internet security would know this.
I thought it was self explanatory. There are many exploits. Exploits can often take a long time to get patched (often 6 months to a year... though sometimes quicker if MS think its very severe). Because there are so many unpatched exploits there are many many vectors to take control of a target. Its really not hard to take control of someones computer with a little spearphishing. Ive created a couple of videos on youtube showing how you can take control of a windows pc just by getting them to visit a website. In many cases (depending on the exploit) there can be no interaction from the user other than getting their browser to visit the site.Pointing to a website does not explain why Windows operating systems are less secure than linux ones.
.Windows PCs make up a much larger portion of the computers in the world - much more effort goes into looking for Windows exploits than Linux exploits
But linux is more secure and not for the really strange reason you say. Just the way it deals with permissions, patches etc. If a vulnerability is found on a linux system there is normally a patch rolling out in a couple of hours time. Go watch the Pwn2own competitions. Windows is almost always the first to drop its skirts. It really is that easy to turn a windows desktop. It is incredibly hard to to turn a linux desktop.It does not mean that Linux is more secure.
Without a doubt. As normally the software on windows suffers from the same lack of patching and security that the OS does. Almost everything in Windows has to run as an administrator. That makes hacking so much more easier.Also keep in mind that the software you install on either OSes will play a big role in the security of the system as a whole.
I bought a new notebook yesterday and also had Win 7 loaded. On my previous notebook just about every f'n "upgrade" failed. If I add up the hours I wasted waiting for the "updates" to be reverted it probably cost more than the notebook itself.Can you elaborate on the reasons why you downgraded to Win 7?