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From: amebix at (
Subject: Microsoft prepares security assault on Linux ]

With Linux you have the ability to not install certain things. With Windows you have no choice, messenger will be installed and enabled. Its going to be exploitable out of the box. Take for example Debian Woody. Quite possibly the greatest operating system package ever released. Basic install is a kernel, C library, shell, and networking functions , etc. Its incredibly secure from default, and from that point on you download the up-to-date packages that YOU WANT. Your not forced into anything you dont need. Windows is not more secure, ANY and i do mean ANY bloated operating system is going to be more vulnerable then one that is slimmed to your needs. Windows is just to bloated and therefore insecure compared to a slimmed down Linux install. MS needs to kill the messenger service, enable ICF and give the user some more power of his / her box when it comes to security. 


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