R: Can Windows 98SE run on an Intel I7 with SATA hard drives?

Mazzini Alessandro mazzinia at tin.it
Thu Feb 4 10:11:34 CST 2016


except that solaris had a good installed base of workstations too, and Hp-ux tended to have the same (to make some examples). Technically clients 

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Inviato: giovedì 4 febbraio 2016 15:17
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Oggetto: Re: Can Windows 98SE run on an Intel I7 with SATA hard drives?

On 4 February 2016 at 15:07, Mazzini Alessandro <mazzinia at tin.it> wrote:
> I would disagree on this point. Unix and linux, in all its flavours, 
> had plenty of security fixes in the same timeframe mentioned, so I 
> would not consider them as safe as etc
> That they are less obvious to attack, in comparison, is another thing.

Oh yes, true, but you need to think about the roles.

Unix was traditionally mostly used as a /server./ The exploits and malware are about getting remote access to a server, or at least taking it offline or rendering it inaccessible.

Windows is primarily a client OS, used for surfing, email, chat, downloading & running programs, etc.

/Totally/ different usage patterns.

And the vast success of OS X as a client -- now the most successful closed-source UNIX® of all time, with more installed seats than all the others ever put together -- compared with the small amount of malware and very few successful exploits, shows the difference.

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