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Oct 16 2009   8:53AM GMT

Stating the Obvious- Windows 7 Should Be Secure

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

I stumbled across an article recently titled 10 Reasons Why Reliable Windows 7 Security is Critical to Users. I use and write about Windows 7 and I tend to specialize in the information security side of things, so I thought I would check it out to see what wisdom I could glean.

Here is what I learned: Security is important. Enterprises and consumers both want a secure operating system. If Windows 7 is not secure, there will be an exodus of enterprises and users as they migrate en masse to Linux or Mac. Also- if Windows 7 is not secure Apple will make fun of it and attackers will exploit its weaknesses.

Seriously?? I did link to it up above, but you can save yourself the time and trouble. You already got all of the pertinent information in the preceding paragraph.

Yes- Microsoft has a dominant share of the PC market and huge bullseye on its back which both attackers seeking financial gain and rival operating systems seeking a competitive edge. Yes- there are alternative operating systems, office productivity applications, and web browsers that users can switch to if they are unhappy with Microsoft.

I was looking for something more than a lengthy re-hash of the obvious. As it is, the 10 reasons aren’t even all related to users at all, so it wasn’t even 10 reasons Windows 7 security is critical for users. It was more like 10 reasons Windows 7 security is very important to Microsoft so it doesn’t embarrass itself and lose market share.

I guess that title was too long or lacked sizzle though?

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