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Re: [vox] [OT] Old PCs == security breach?
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Re: [vox] [OT] Old PCs == security breach?

I would say that older machines are MORE secure (from one point of view).
That old Pentium 1 you mentioned is gonna only have enough gusto to get
itself into a pretty small amount of trouble; kind of like how it would
have been physically impossible to get a speeding ticket in my first car.
I think that analogy is worthless, but I imagine you get the picture.

On Tue, 7 Oct 2003, Bill Kendrick wrote:

> [Rant]
> I was over at NYTimes reading an article linked-to from Slashdot, and I see
> this flashy HP ad on the right.
> Apparently, software isn't the reason for security problems these days.
> It's old hardware!  "Don't let old hardware make you a statistic", it says.
> "Safeguard your information with the HP [model XYZ] series.  Upgrade now."
> Uhh... I'm guessing a Pentium 1 running Linux or OpenBSD would be a
> HELLUVALOT safer than a multi-gigahertz system running a Microsoft OS.
> (See: http://www.lugod.org/microsoft/?filter=virus , for example...)
> What's sad is, there must be people out there that believe this kind of
> misinformation.
> Now, no knock against HP or their hardware.  Just against Evil Marketing. ;)
> -bill!
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