“Two and a half years after promising a secure Windows, Microsoft is within a month – maybe – of releasing Windows XP Service Pack 2. It will do a lot to fix viruses and Trojans, but like a tired old general always fighting the last war it won’t do much for the current and most lethal security threats we face,” Rupert Goodwins writes for ZDNet UK.
Goodwins writes that Windows’ real problem is applications management and the OS should force users to approve installation of new applications. This would defeat spyware and adware for the most part.
Goodwins suggests that if Windows can’t accomplish this properly, users will have to consider other OS options, including a potential port of Mac OS X to x86 hardware.
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