From a CNet report on Windows Vista:
If you are in the market for a new Windows PC because your old
computer is outdated or otherwise failing on you, Vista is your best
bet, all experts agree. That’s even if you’re considering buying a
Mac, said David Litchfield, a noted security bug hunter.
If you’re looking for “a new Windows PC”, yeah, a Mac probably isn’t a good choice.
“If you’re looking to buy a new computer, the security features
built into Vista tip the balance in its favor over other options
such as Mac OS X,” Litchfield said. “We’ve moved beyond the days of
lots of bugs and worms. Recent history shows that Microsoft can get
it right, as they did with XP SP2. With Vista, they will again
I hope he’s right. I bet he’s wrong.
★ Wednesday, 31 January 2007