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Date: Tue Oct  4 14:13:11 2005
From: steve at (Steve Friedl)
Subject: Bigger burger roll needed

On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 07:51:34AM -0400, security curmudgeon wrote:
> Fine, it isn't PR spin. But, compare this to Unix. How many times do you 
> run user-land, 3rd party applications, that cause a kernel panic?

They don't, but they don't in Windows either: We're talking about
*drivers* doing this. If an application causes a BSOD by its own
account, then it's a bug in the OS.
> And the first few years of Windows 95 saw many, *many* BSODs that were due 
> to Microsoft code. That lead to the general impression and sentiment you 
> see today.

No disagreement with this.


Stephen J Friedl | Security Consultant |  UNIX Wizard  |   +1 714 544-6561  | Tustin, Calif. USA  | Microsoft MVP |

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