questy at captured.com
Tue Jul 3 13:48:31 CDT 2001
I've long been a proponent of certain levels of machine for certain levels of users, but Dustin...
Think about what you just said. Ok, fine. It's the Vendor's job. Remember the exploits on a default RedHat 6.2 distro? Is it then the vendor's responsibility to get the customer's machine back and install the patches? What home user will have an admin? DO I see a new market here <g>?
Plain and simple (since we're talking about windows), Microsoft is still attempting to take over the market. As soon as everyone gets the inkling they'll ahve to put all their personal stuff in someone elses hands, there's gonna ba some serious abitc#in'. We'll see our ranks swell some, as well as the M$ ranks diminish a bit. However, with an OS like Linux (or UNIX in general), how is your suggestion anywhere near practical? I mean, hell...people found exploits in seemingly innocuous programs such as Pine and Tin. THe second we think everything's patched, securityfocus.com comes up with something else some 12 year old found at 2AM yesterday.
Your suggestion is utopian, and we should all strive for it. It's just not practical.
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