|Originally posted by Trancer-X |
I've been thinking about upgrading my CPU and then also making a new Linux/XP dual boot but on two hard drives instead of one.
If you're gonna have a dual boot, it's better to stick with XP. Vista has secuirty backdoors all over the place, not to mention a system, I foget what it's called offhand, that completely logs and catalogs everything on your hard drive, down to literally scanning documents line by line of text. Microshaft was working intamdum with NSA on the OS and it's "security" parameters and funtionality. I didn't know OS stability and security somehow fell under the umbrella of "National Secuirty." How coincidental eh? Anyways, if you don't value your privacy, Vista is the way to go. If you'r not fond of Microshmuck, I'd say ditch Winblows altogether. If there's any Windows apps you need to run, you can always install and congifure wine. Sure it can be resource intensive, depending on what kind of app you're trying to run, but unwelcomed prodding in to your system will no longer be something you need to concern yourself with. Another "place" in cyberspace that has a wealth of information on many subjects and a vibrant community has had their servers attacked by multiple time. I know this for a fact as I'm in touch with the admin and owner of the domain. They trace back to mostly Russian, Eastern Europeans, and Israeli IP ranges. Plus we've had plenty of hastle with bots from know intel IPs (and proxys that aren't terribly difficult to route). It got to a point where we had to switch servers and even domains. 16 dedicated bots attacking one Apache server is pretty fucking intense. So I'd say sercurity should be a priority and concern. If you really want to spend money on an operating system, go with OSX. As you probably already know, Mac OS is solid and Unix based, nice and secure. Macs rule. Anyways, just my 2 cents.
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