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Re: Microsoft Faces Angry IE Users' Questions
From: bipin gautam <visitbipin () yahoo com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 10:43:27 -0700 (PDT)

but well over two years ago now Billy Boy went
public and told the 
world that security is now more important than
features.  Of course, 
the skeptical part of the world did not believe that
Billy really mean 
it and the skeptical part of the world has been
proven right for more 
than two years as almost no-one at Microsoft has
actually acted in line 
with that edict, but according to Bill's public
prognostications a 
softie cannot validly say any more "it might break
something on some 
obscure site" as a reason (or worse, an excuse) for
not fixing some 
glaring security flaw...

If M$ wan't to put new features..... I believe; that
ain't bad, just a kind of evolution. BUT, the worst
thing about M$ is IT FORCES THE USERS to a high degree
 TO USE FEATURES that it puts in its product even
while the user don't want to.....

Such practice is sure to repeal a security concious
user away from M$ products. At-lest M$ should have an
option to let users choose; whether  they wanna use a
particular feature or remove it.

This will certainly reduce a considerable amount of
attack. The one reason linux is comparatively secure
is, eg: the user has option to choose between
lynx/links/mozilla/opera... as per their taste and
requirememt. This will ceratinly reduce/slow-down any
'mass attack' to a greater degree.


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