Windows is the OS that I have the most experience with
over the years now my most disliked. Why you ask?
Windows used to be my favorite OS or at least NT was. I
started on NT 3.51. A clunky beast but Microsoft had the right idea.
Computers should be able to talk to other computers no matter what OS
they are running. This is what got them in the small server business
and gave them the ability to shoot down the big boy at that time Novell.
Novell at that time was the big boy with Netware. It was
pretty solid and stable for that time, but proprietary was its middle
name completely down to its network protocol IPX. Yes you had to pay
even to talk on the network. You couldn't even load the TCP/IP stack on
a Novell box. Talk about user lock in, and the license was expensive
MS came up with the idea of developing their own IPX
and developed a Novell Gateway so you could talk to a Novell network
with only one Novell license. MS also included TCP/IP along with their
own NetBIOS stack. (yes this was before the days of WWW) They even
built a bit of UNIX Posix into the system although this was just a
marketing ploy. Posix NEVER worked right. They had to do this to get
government contracts. It doesn't have to work. It just has to say it
During this time Microsoft started building a community
Developers and Engineers. They gave free classes, and gave away free
software to those who where in the business and supported their
products. Yes these were development copies and not to be used on
production boxes. Still they gave you the tools to make yourself better
on their OS. Yes they gave me my first copies of Windows Server which I
personally used which in turned I sold copies for them to my customers.
They supported me so I supported them. They were at that time working
towards the same goals as I was “Open Networks”. Also with each version
there were improvements in operability, and security.
Microsoft even went so far with XP as changing the term
used for the User Accounts from “User” to “Restricted User”. This makes
the average person think running under a User account is restricted and
is a bad thing. So you make yourself an Administrator and leave
yourself open for every piece of shit that comes along and climb right
into the System files because your are an Administrator and have full
rights to the whole system. You just got duped into taking one of the
locks off of the front door of you machine.
Of course these corporations that are making billions
the normal user to know these things. Instead they would rather keep it
broken and give you slick greasy marketing on how you need these things
(and you have to with Windows) because that is the way the big bad
network is. Its broken and they're here to help. No folks the network
ain't broken MS is. Remember I am a fucking expert. I have no reason to
lie to you. I'm not selling anything.
What where these elemental security practices they broke
OH I NEED Windows!” In truth no you don't there is a
Check out what I have to say about the operating systems they don't
want you to know about and the Truth about them.
When in truth running as a Normal User is a good and
Me as the Network Administrator I don't use an Administrator account
for normal network use. I have a user account with no more privileges
than any other user on the network. Yes I do have access to the Admin
accounts but ONLY! Login as these to change a setting or a
configuration. After I do what I need to do I get out of that account,
and go back to my user account. Simple security practice.
Why would anyone break the first two basic laws of
When I heard people talk somethings about this its said “They're
stupid.” No the people at Microsoft are far from stupid remember they
can afford to “buy” the best and the brightest, and they do.
Also with the coming of XP security took a trip out the
too. MS Marketing Department and the Bean Counters figured out that
they and their “Premier Partners” could make a tom of money SELLING!
Their customers fixes to a broken system. Gone where the days where the
most simplest of Operating System security practices were built into
the OS. In fact they made where if you manually added such security it
would break the OS or the application running on the machine. In other
words when you fixed it security wise you broke the system to where it
would not run. So you are stuck running an insecure machine.
Somewhere during Windows 2000. Microsoft inserted their
there ass. The Marketing Department completely took over. Things like
security, interoperability, the Developer and Engineering Community got
thrown out the Window(tm) for the sake of Profit, Profit, Profit! They
even went so far as to cripple certain components of Windows in XP so
they could make two versions and have the ability to rape their
business customers for a little extra money. The ability to join a
Windows Domain has always been free up to this point from as far back
as Windows 3.1 (Windows For Workgroups). Now its XP Pro! At $75.00
more! So over the last 5 years I have gotten locked into your system
and now your going to bend me over and fuck me long and hard Sailor
The truth is ALL! Other operating systems can and do get
fine on the Internet without the need of such crap. Other than Network
Firewalls there is no need for any Anti-anything on other operating
systems because they follow the above simple rules. These machines can
actually live on the public network using the simple security tools
that come built into the OS and still not need Anti-anything. It does
require more work without a network firewall but it can and is done. A
Windows system MUST be behind a firewall or in less than an hour just
sitting there it will get infected sitting on the public network.
1. User Level Security. From Win2000 back when you set
they were by default a “Normal” User. NOT! And Administrator. Yes you
had the ability to give any account Admin rights but by default a User
was a User. Users ran in User Space without System Admin Rights.
2. Programs and Applications ran in there own Sand Box
C:\Program Files directory. Programs and Applications could not write
to the system directory C:\WINNT. This area was “Read & Execute”
only. This is the way it should be.
So why would smart people do something so stupid? A
only does things for a reason. This is a basic principal of Human
nature. So why would one do such a thing? Money maybe? Think about the
BILLIONS (yes that is with a “b”) spent on Anti-virus, Anti-spyware,
firewalls and the like. Yes this part of the network business is in the
billions and on the most part is only needed because of the
insecurities in Windows that Microsoft will not fix.
With corporations like these in their business model you
are not the customer. You are a asset. The stockholders are the
customers. Yes go back and read that again and think about it. They
don't want you to know this. Microsoft is not a software company but a
marketing company that sells software. If you stand back and look at
the problem from this point of view it then all makes perfect sense,
and you the consumer are screwed and your digital life left out for all
the world to use to their liking.