M$: Kill It Before It Spreads!

M$ created “gadgets” as a convenient thing for its platform. In the process they created yet another window for malware… Thankfully they have decided to slam the window shut by facilitating disabling the “feature”. I wish they’d do that with all their software, not just some accessory. The world would be better off if M$ did a rewrite instead of jogging on the Wintel treadmill.

“we’ve discovered that some Vista and Win7 gadgets don’t adhere to secure coding practices and should be regarded as causing risk to the systems on which they’re run. With time running out for the Sidebar and Gadgets and with developers already moving on, we’ve chosen to deprecate the Windows Gadget Gallery effective immediately”

I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for those who care about security of IT. It works for the user and not M$’s sales-team and their malware-writing “partners”.

see Security flaws signal early death of Windows Gadgets | ZDNet.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to M$: Kill It Before It Spreads!

  1. Clarence Moon says:

    Debian GNU/Linux does pretty well considering it has no salesmen.

    “Pretty well considering”! That is pure optimism at work, Mr. Pogson. From your favorite Wikipedia statistics site, the uptake of Debian is 0.01% of the 1.45% claimed for desktop Linux overall. That is a far smaller share of the Linux usage than Linux itself is a share of overall PC usage. Not discouraged by simply riding a dead horse, you choose one with the least popularity! Astounding.

  2. kozmcrae says:

    @ldman wrote:

    “The funny thing is that in 30+ years of computing I can’t think of a popular major product that was outright abandoned by a major vendor who actually managed to stay on business.”

    🙂

  3. Clarence Moon wrote, “Debian seems, to be a poor sister even within the rarely seen Linux crowd.”

    Debian GNU/Linux does pretty well considering it has no salesmen. I am free to recommend whatever I want. Unlike others, no one has to pay me to recommend good IT. Further, Debian is very popular in some circles. Debian GNU/Linux is the most popular web-server OS ahead of CentOS and Ubuntu. Ubuntu GNU/Linux does appear to be getting results from its salesmen so they should sooner or later overtake Debian GNU/Linux. “every day 54 of the top 1 million sites switch to Debian.” I like that.

  4. Clarence Moon says:

    I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for those who care about security of IT.

    But no one else seems to be of a like mind, Mr. Pogson. Debian seems, to be a poor sister even within the rarely seen Linux crowd. Why not promote one of the more popular Linux variants, at least?

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