[CentOS] Dual boot box: WinXP & CentOS 5: ImpossibletorestoreWinXP?

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Mon Nov 19 21:39:16 UTC 2007

Phil Schaffner wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 15:12 -0500, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > Lanny Marcus wrote:
> ...
> > > All of your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated! I am
> > > beginning to *hate* MS Windows, but there are still a few 
> things we
> > > use it for. Lanny
> Ditto.
> > There isn't really anything wrong with Windows, it's just 
> Microsoft's
> > lax default security that is the problem.
> That and the slow release of patches for known exploits.

Well, actually I don't like the way Microsoft conducts business, but I
must say that on the whole their turnaround time for patches and fixes
is impressive.

Now we can always argue at what Microsoft considers critical or
otherwise, but for critical security fixes one can often see a 7-day

You want to see slow turnaround for security fixes look at Apple.

> >  As Windows is 90% of the
> > market, trojans, viruses, worms and rootkits will be 
> developed for it,
> > but you can set up Windows securely without too much hassle. Only
> > the "Administrator" user should be part of "Administrators" and
> > "Power Users" should be treated as "Administrators".
> A good toolkit for Windows is the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows  at
> http://www.ubcd4win.com/
> It uses BartPE, discussed earlier, but adds a lot more tools, 
> including
> rootkit and antivirus scanners.  A clean install after data 
> recovery is
> still the best bet.
> Phil
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