Apple Commercials Mock Vista Security

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Subject: Apple Commercials Mock Vista Security
Posted by:  Borg Vomit (not_phrynico…
Date: 7 Feb 2007

On target and very funny.

IE7 is just as bad, I tried to send this on IE7 but Google claimed I
was blocking cookies even though I have Google listed as trusted.  1
step forward, 2 steps back.

It's simple, MS should include a firewall that is at least on par with
ZA, and and stop inventing executable codecs and other virus friendly
file formats.  MS also hasn't learned that there is a fine line
between malware and "marketing friendly" software.  Root kits were
invented by Sony (if I'm not mistaken), and I think it's time that
someone creates an enforceable standard (a law) that no app can access
the web or contact the manufacturer's servers without the express
consent of the user.  I don't need permanent "buy me now" buttons on
every little app I use.  Nor does ever app need internet access. I
"validated" my software when I had to drag my ass down to the store
and give the surly cashier my hard earned money. Yes, piracy is a
problem, but it's not my problem--my problem is the continuing focus
on marketing and not on customer satisfaction.  That's the goal,
customer satisfaction.  A "free market" means if you can't hack it,
you leave.  If too many people are stealing your software, do
something else, become a bus driver.  That's what we were told, if
your jobs get sent overseas, do something else, it's the free market!

Automatic updates are the result of sloppy programming and greed.
Here's an idea: test your f'ing software *before* you sell it. What
about all the superior Indian programmers that took jobs from US
programmers?  Shouldn't the software be *better* than it was?  Adobe
reader wants an "update" almost every week.  It's just a f'ing viewer,
but it causes more than its fair share of browser crashes.  It's
Adobe, they can make Photoshop but they can't fix their own file
viewer?  Or is it marketing data they're collecting?  And why are
people using Adobe anyway, it's the web, the web is made for f'ing
text!      I say f--- pdf files!

So, maybe it's time to get back to basics.  Focus on making good
software that is not spyware and maybe security will be as simple as
watching 2 or 3 ports.

As it stands now, every app wants to report back, or open a link to a
web store.  Adware is one thing, but poking holes in my security and
cluttering my bandwidth with hacker friendly marketing data is

Think about this, you've got a choice: a "B" class product that tries
to send data to it's manufacturer or a cracked "A" class product that
tries to send data to it's hacker or a "X" class open source product
that just does what it's supposed to do.

The more intrusive and disruptive a manufacturer's auto update/
marketing scams, the more appealing the cracked version becomes (to
non-techs). People won't select the cracked version because it's free,
they'll do it because the devil you know is better than the devil you
don't know (or vice versa?).  Of course that will cause a whole new
cycle of malware infections (read: you shouldn't use cracked
software).  Repeating: I'm saying you should not steal software, you
should not use cracked software.

Lastly,  Vista is proof that the versions of windows between 3.11 and
Vista weren't really OS upgrades, just skins with gimmicks.

I should really get a blog.

Copyright 2007, Borg Vomit

PS a news cast just said:  Bootleg Vista on sale in Mexico... $9 !!!
Sad. That means they'll add another 50 digits on the PID and make you
call a 1800 everytime you boot up... time to switch to Linux.