December 22nd, 2005, 06:32 PM
Gee, there's an idea. Ask for passwords before installing files! Windows can't do this! OMFGPWNED!!!
Originally posted here by brokencrow
If you've used Apple or one of the Linux desktops, you might notice an interesting feature whenever software gets installed on those OS's. A login comes up asking for the admin's password. What's nice about this is that it gives the user a threshhold to cross so they know when software is getting installed. Users are more secure in other OS's.
Oh wait... Run as a restricted User Account! Want to install software? Right-click -> Run As... What do you know!? You have to enter a password!
Because there's far more you can talk about in regards to security than just "Which OS is more secure"? That's why.
As for giving it up, if there's plenty of Windows vs. *nix discussions across this board, why are you here?
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