Selling Linux to Windows Users
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Wed Dec 10 13:32:29 UTC 2008
Albert Charron wrote:
> Didn't have a virus for years on my windows systems... The machines I
> manage at work either... What you have to do: install the updates and
> run a decent anti-malware... not that hard to do... BTW, I've been
> rootkited a couple of times on Linux (not Ubuntu tho)
I've had a number of cases where "anti-malware" ended up screwing with
user's email clients and some cases stopped working properly because of
Plus they do add overhead on the system.
>> 12 Lock my kid out of all the spots and programs that I want him
>> locked out of.
> You can remove right to execute applications to specific users in
> Windows too... Through NTFS permissions, through Global policies,
> through permissions in the Registry...
That's kind of an insane way to do it if you want to actually secure a
system that way. Just in case I missed it, how do you lock them out of
executing specific EXE's from policies? And hopefully you don't also
lock out things that actually allow you to *use* the computer. I've
worked in a school that has systems "secured" and it was so locked down
that most of the time students brought their own systems or wouldn't use
the labs unless they had to. They were simply unusable and frustrating
to work on.
At first I thought I was totally clueless on that when I read your post
but there are products aimed specifically at disallowing and allowing
specific executables (I know Faronics has a complementary product to
their Deep Freeze software that does something like this), so if the
functionality is that easy in Windows why would there be products to do
> If I delete a software, I don't want to run it! Again, what's the point?
> I've never tried that on Linux either!
Yeah, that is a rather valid point...why would you want it to keep
running and risk corruption just because it didn't close a file handle?
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