Tech talk: One billion Windows users can be wrong

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Linux, Windows last updated July 29, 2007

This article (via lxer) talks about Microsoft latest FUD and how they never stop treating Linux users as idiots. Probably not while it treats its own users in the same fashion. Just take a look at the latest FUD to arrive from the Microsoft chiefs of staff – Kevin Turner, COO, claims that Vista is most secure Windows operating system ever.

Dear Mr. Turner, there is no such a thing called most secure operating system. You can just make attackers job hard, period. (keep in mind that you also need to secure Linux/BSD/UNIX oses).

And yes Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed that there will be a billion machines running Windows within a year. Few days back I had played with Vista, which has many GUI features from OSX and Compiz. Anyway 1 billion software sale is quite huge, IMHO:

The install base of Windows computers this coming 12 months will reach 1 billion,” Ballmer told the group. “If you stop and just think about that, parse that for a second, by the end of our fiscal year ’08, there will be more PCs running Windows in the world than there are automobiles.