quote: Of the mainstream desktop operating systems, the only one that I know of that has taken security seriously from the start of development is Vista. And even in that case, Microsoft is still bringing forward a lot of code from previous releases. But it seems that this operating system has the best hope of being more secure than its peers when it comes out. Of course, this remains to be seen.
quote: what he's basically saying is that Vista has the POTENTIAL to be the best in terms of security because it was designed with security as a primary concern.
quote: Most *nix OSes were designed with security as a primary concern since day one
quote: No, they weren't. They were designed with security in the sense of prohibiting users from being able to do this-and-that. But they were all programmed in C/C++ without any understanding of the types of security attacks that are so common today, e.g., stack overflow and buffer overrun attacks. Unix and similar operating systems did not recognize this type of security at all - zero, nill, nada.
quote: They were designed with security in the sense of prohibiting users from being able to do this-and-that.
quote: Since back then there was not threats like viruses going around they made their OSes secure buy preventing the them from the only known threats they knew of back then.
quote: So when in the world are you getting this false belief that Vista will be more secure?