Flash is like a sieve when it comes to security. I hate having to use it on Ubuntu. Not only is it insecure, but it's buggy, slow, unstable and the only piece of proprietary software I'm using (which just makes it stick out.)I could follow those instructions but I still got infected by the AVG thing. I've got a virus scanner, firewall and a realtime spyware detector. My only failing was that I hadn't updated flash to the latest version.
The new?! Lol! Social engineering 'hacks' have existed since telephone networks first existed.he new social engineering viruses.
No that is not true. Microsoft bought the software that later become MS-DOS from Seattle Computer Products. You can read more about the history here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOSWindows is designed to make money not to be a computer OS. It never was. Windows 7 is a bit better. All this nonsense began when Mr. Gates mother stole DOS from IBM the rest is history. Windows should be prohibited to be installed in any electronic devices. Even OSX is light years better.
Your history isn't, it is so far off it is ludicrous. I was in at the beginning, Mr. Gates bought his version for a song, and developed it. His mother had nothing to do with it. It wasn't alone though, there were lots of OS's at the time (Dr. DOS comes to mind). If the inventor of CPM (another dead standard) had been less caviler about selling his OS it could have been the standard (he couldn't find time to meet with IBM), but Mr. Gates made the meeting with IBM and they bought the rights to use his software (not the software itself), a mistake of epic proportions.Windows is designed to make money not to be a computer OS. It never was. Windows 7 is a bit better. All this nonsense began when Mr. Gates mother stole DOS from IBM the rest is history. Windows should be prohibited to be installed in any electronic devices. Even OSX is light years better.
One problem with painting with such a broad brush is that we can't distinguish between liars and non-liars(if such persons can exist). Have you some means of distinguishing the one from the other?unfortunately people lie ALL THE TIME is just normal to do nowdays
Yes I do as they do in court. First a lie most of the time works in the beginning but the truth always comes out. You can even try to lie to the whole world, it comes to mind Sadam Hussein`s chemical and biological labs that never existed but some pictures of rectangular shapes taken from the stratosphere.One problem with painting with such a broad brush is that we can't distinguish between liars and non-liars(if such persons can exist). Have you some means of distinguishing the one from the other?
I began using IBM DOS 3.1 and so MS-DOS they were the same. Who wrote the code? a then poor guy or a multimillion dollar corporation? I go for the latter. You go for the song story good for you it does sounds impressive though.Again, I was there, using computers as they were being developed, before M/S DOS was invented. Quote sources, it isn't hard to do, what part of the history I listed do you have problems with? I can back everything I said up, walking the walk as well as talking the talk.
You seem to be under the impression MicroSoft started with DOS. It was around long before, at least 3 years before (probably more), with other OSes developed early in the computing era.
I bought my first computer in 1977, a TRS80 with tiny BASIC, Z80 CPU, 4K RAM. I upgraded it to a more advanced BASIC and more RAM (a whole 16K!) when it came out, then a TRS80 Model III when it came out. I've owned a Commdore PET with the chicklette keyboard (1" keypads), then a C64, later a C128. I went to the C64 because the computer cost as much as a hires graphic upgrade on the TRS80.
All of these computers used OSes developed by MicroSoft. Much of the code was written by Bill Gates when it was a small company, and it was a successful going concern long before you seem to think it was. None of them used a hard drive, all except the PET and 1st generation TRS80 used floppy drives (the early computers used audio cassettes). The early XT fit right in with these others. It even came with BASIC, though the language had finally been sidelined off DOS as an accessory.
There are quite a few computers I used I've left out, including the various home brewed units I built with my brothers help starting with XT, 286, 386SX...
Like I've said, I've been involved with home computer almost from day one. I would have started with the 8086, but as a teen I couldn't afford it, but I was studying digital electronics. I have a very firm grasp how things went historically, and like I said, your history isn't even close. Some reading is in order if you want to really know the facts.
All of this sounds like I'm a fan of M/$, I'm not really, but give the devil his due. Most of the innovations we take for granted were co-invented by M/S. Microsoft has been predatory to a fault, when they got big enough they bought whole companies and closed them down to eliminate the competition. They have been caught stealing other peoples code and merging it with theirs. This was the reason DOS 6.0 was modified, DOS 6.2 had to remove disk compression software called Stacker.
Microsoft wrote Windows 3.11 when they saw how successful it was for the Macintosh. Apple sued, but lost because the real inventor, Xerox, hadn't bothered to pursue ownership. If Xerox had patented their work and enforced it history would have been a lot different, but the odds are both Window's and Mac OS would have still existed, Xerox would be a rich company instead of hanging on though. Both MicroSoft and Apple (along with Linux) swap idea's regularly, there is some symbiosis as well as competition going on here.
No that is not the reason. Go investigate why Linux is made with security as the mos important aspect. Windows is made for virus and spyware in purpose man or you tell me the guy who took Linux from Unix is more prepared than the people at Microsoft, hahahahaha.As much as I am not a fan of Microsoft, and in all honesty, people will write viruses for what most people use; Windows. There aren't enough Linux users for it to be worth while writing for it, same for Mac OSX. When most people use Linux, it will be worse, the source code is out there...
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