point to be made: how much malware was enabled on the Win side simply because of the gaping functionality holes in Windows?
FJ!!: and security holes
Genius Mike: how many times in your life have you had to reach for an unzipper, un-rarrer, media player, or more?
FJ!!: UNIX is really gonna be tested now
Genius Mike: my understanding is that unix has already been sodomized and left for dead
Windows has made massive strides
And OS X needs the most work of them all.
FJ!!: UNIX is on your desktop right now
at least the security model
Genius Mike: ja
FJ!!: and that will be tested
Genius Mike: the services will be tested, and the user-gateway (passwords, windows annoyer or whatever it's called)
FJ!! : well, yes that coding will
but UNIX has been working for a while on not letting memory and pointer errors escalate
Genius Mike: yes, and so has Windows
Windows 7 is nearing state-of-the-art
FJ!!: kernel wise?
Genius Mike: yes, and library scrambling
and address scrambling
and stack protection
and so forth.
FJ!!: scrambling seems like such a kludge
Every barrier helps.
FJ!!: wonder how the NSA plays bejeweled then
Genius Mike: HTML5! the savior of the universe!
How'd you cure your herpes? HTML5!
Who colored the moon taupe? HTML5!
HTML5 is a box of tinctures sold out of a gypsy wagon
FJ!!: I think it made Steve Guttenberg a star too
Genius Mike: :]
FJ!!: I am so posting this on TST