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Detective Inspector Bruce Van Der Graaf

Posted 10-14-2009 at 10:50 AM by rich_c

Having read this I sent this comment to the Commisioner's Office of the New South Wales police.
I'd just like to say a few words to congratulate the above Inspector for having the courage to say what needed to be said regarding the security (Or lack of it!) in Microsoft Windows. I am sure that his advice will encourage some people to migrate to a more secure operating system and will save a lot of people across the world from computer malware! I hope I have the privilege of helping some of the people who have taken his advise, in their switch to a Linux distribution. Please feel free to pass my hearty congratulations on to him. I have no doubt he will face a lot of abuse over his comments but I for one believe he did the right thing!

Best Regards,

Richard Clinker
OK, his advice isn't perfect but it's a hell of a start in the right direction!
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  1. Old Comment
    sure windows is not that secure,
    but this is outright BS.
    Posted 10-14-2009 at 08:14 PM by smeezekitty smeezekitty is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Care to elaborate?
    Posted 10-14-2009 at 08:51 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
  3. Old Comment
    With a firewall and antivirus windows is fine
    and saying not to do something with an OS that has 80%
    of the market share is pointless and fairly untrue
    Posted 10-14-2009 at 09:03 PM by smeezekitty smeezekitty is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Originally Posted by smeezekitty View Comment
    With a firewall and antivirus
    Both 3rd party add ons or MS's own just about adequate offerings. Iptables (Built in, not bolt on!) set up with Guarddog or similar and no A/V required has got to be a better solution!
    Posted 10-14-2009 at 09:48 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline


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