>> it fell prey to 61 of the threats.
Everything will be fixed in Windows 9. We promise.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
This is why Windows RT might be a far better choice for anyone who doesn't need to run legacy apps like 10 years old Quickbooks, or iTunes (and seriously, who the hell actually WANTS to use iTunes).
To retain software backwards compatibility means necessarily also being somewhat compatible for malware as well.
A transparent and sandboxed VM-based solution like Windows XP Mode under Windows 7 would perhaps have allowed them to dump the old insecure code, but the amount of work to ensure 100% compatibility would have been never-ending.
Apple did the right thing moving from OS9 to 10 by moving to a completely different codebase, but MS has such an overwhelming marketshare in the enterprise and business space that it can't easily cut backwards compatibility without howls of complaint and lost business. Its their biggest strength, and also their greatest weakness.
The windows PC in the PWN to OWN contest will still fall after the apple machine the next time its held (as usual). When your beloved apple OS gets routinely pwned in under 2 minutes on the first day of competition but the 'insecure' windows one needs its security to be reduced on day 2 to get compromised there is something very wrong with the apple way of doing things and their non-existent security model.
Ouch ! too early for Windws 8. it really be fix of the bugs. I'm glad i'm stick with Windows 7 ( I recenty upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimatic with SP1 from Windows 7 Pro) . I did saw the new Windows 8 on laptop at store and look nice but not for me. Stick with Windows 7 until new next Windows come out.
I think you guys are missing the point, its able to block 85% out of the box. Windows 7 would not be able to block as many. Windows 8 is far more secure then windows 7.
This is a VERY good result. M$ is really taking it seriously since Vista and getting better at it.
Mind you any anti-virus company is also a competitor since M$ offers free Essentials (forefront) to private persons. So it is quite remarkable
Windows 8 IS better optimized for certain things. It shuts down faster, starts up faster, but then again, I still think its kind of crap. There's no operating system that is safe, but if you're really wanting to evade the armada of viruses, go to Linux. ( You may have to give up some of your gaming though >.>)
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