[geeks] Odd uptick in spam...
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Sep 7 11:04:20 CDT 2007
>From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
>Date: 2007/09/07 Fri AM 08:10:54 CDT
>To: The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [geeks] Odd uptick in spam...
>On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>> I'm not sure that any other operating system would be better. While
>> *NIX derived or look-alike operating systems are more secure, if about
>> 85% of the computers ran one of them, there would be an enourmous
>> effort to break it.
>That's only because Unix and Windows share in common that they grew from
>toys into something expected to bear the brunt of being multiuser in a
>networked environment. OSes that were designed for that sort of thing
>(VMS, zOS) would probably fare just fine. Of course, the rub is getting
>something as robust as VMS in a flavor that the average computer user
If we could only merge the robustness of VMS with the user-friendly interface of MS-Bob[A]...
[A] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_bob (Which, BTW, was probably one of the few pieces of MS software *not* pirated ;^)
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