quote: You sound clueless. The real reason most viruses run on Windows is because most users use Windows. There is nothing different about other operating systems which stops you from writing a virus for it.
quote: 2) UNIX requires specialized hardware; an Alpha for DEC, SPARC for Solaris, POWER for AIX, PA-RISC or Itanium for HP-UX, etc...3) UNIX is not cheap, unless you plan to buy an older, unsupported box off of eBay that only runs older, unsupported software
quote: No you don't need a specialized or expensive piece of hardware to run Unix. Just buy a Mac.
quote: Windows Phone, based on the Windows kernel, does not.
quote: But according to Tony
quote: David Bradley, a designer of the original IBM PC, is responsible for inventing the “Control-Alt-Delete” command to reboot a system. He famously poked fun at Gates on stage during IBM’s 20th anniversary of the IBM PC.“I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous,” Bradley said. A decade later in an interview with CNET, Bradley said he didn’t really know why Microsoft decided to make his invention their log-in command. “Why they used it for the log-in also, I don’t know,” he said. “I guess it made sense for them.”
quote: There was NO login screen at the time Ctrl+Alt+Del was created. It came out in 1981; Windows came out in 1985. Ctrl+Alt+Del was a way to reboot the system quickly without having to perform memory tests.
quote: As to the issue of logins, I'm not splitting hairs. What I don't get is Bill Gate's issue with the damn key sequence. He makes it sound like it was the worst thing to happen to Windows. I've never heard anyone complain about it. You do it in the morning, and again at lunch. Maybe if you put your laptop to sleep to go to a meeting. It takes all of two seconds to perform. How did that negatively impact the Windows experience?
quote: What Mick, and others online, have written is false. There was NO login screen at the time Ctrl+Alt+Del was created. It came out in 1981; Windows came out in 1985. Ctrl+Alt+Del was a way to reboot the system quickly without having to perform memory tests. If you ever used an old system, you'd know that the memory tests took several minutes. Newer systems generally bypass this step, because it still takes a while, especially with large amounts of memory installed.
quote: Ctrl+Alt+Del was a way to reboot the system quickly without having to perform memory tests.
quote: Remapping Ctrl+Alt+Del to a login screen made sense since leaving it there meant a person could accidentally reboot a system that was functioning perfectly.