That other OS is like an avalanche. Wishing will not stop it from happening. We have yet another vulnerability affecting XP, 2003, Vista, “7″ and 2008. Wasn’t there a re-write in there somewhere? Was not the richest software company in the world able to root out a buffer overflow? Do they not have any computer scientists on staff to tell them not to incorporate GUI-stuff in the kernel???
“The bug resides in the “CreateDIBPalette()” function of a device driver known as “Win32k.sys.” It is exploited by pasting a large number of color values into an improperly allocated buffer, potentially allowing attackers to sneak in malicious payloads, vulnerability tracking service Secunia warned.”
Read all about it here and weep. It is wrong that 90% of the world’s PCs are subject to the same vulnerability, possibly for weeks. How are the IT folks supposed to sleep? 8-((
Everyone makes mistakes and they have to be fixed but M$ goes out of its way to create huge numbers of vulnerabilities and a billion PCs need to be patched to fix the latest bug. You would think they would take more care. Be free of this nonsense. Run Debian GNU/Linux.