now that is true, and i agree with you, it sucks!!.. but
lets get down to the point.. once MS gets things settled, and learn from their mistakes.. the next Windows.. not longhorn but later on down the road is gonna be wonderful.. maybe even fool proof.. but the more they learn the better they can program.. lets think about this
how many people do we have writing code for windows?....
LOTS AND LOTS.. people make mistakes.." to err is human".. its gonna happen.. just chill and deal bud, if you dont like windows dont use it, ...other then that..CHILL
No OS (of high functionality) is fully secure and ever will be. Any OS or software with a large percentage of the marketshare will be a target.
IE is a special case in that its higher functionality allows for things that simply cannot happen on other browsers. Combine this with it high use percentage (80-93+% depending on who you ask) and its going to be a problem. OTOH - I must admit that MS is on the ball with fixes.
As far as OS's, XP is popular but I use Linux and OSX as well. I can say that I like OSX the best, but I don't have the hardware for it (and I doubt I will buy any.
Just because something is popular doesn't mean its "the best". That said, XP is a very nice OS, the best MS has put out. Any real determination is subjective.
Now, onto the histeria. When CERT speaks, people should listen.
Thats what the thread is really about (or was).
You like IE, fine - no problem. But, if your CC info gets (or got) taken and used because of this specific issue, then don't cry about it. You were warned. I expect that if the same happens with gecko engine browsers someone will post a warning as well and I am glad for it. I wanna know if there is a problem with the software I use.
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