[svlug] eWeek article on MS Outlook
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon May 15 15:16:18 PDT 2000
Quoting Ray Olszewski (ray at comarre.com):
> Only recent ones. MSDOS has no such concept, and if it was implemented
> in Windows 3.1, it was implemented incompletely.
To be sure.
[more good points snipped, for lack of anything to add]
> Your concluding comment, below, applies equally to MacOSs at least up
> to 7.5.
Interesting question to contemplate: Do the BSD-based MacOS X Server
and (beta) MacOS X versions perpetuate this conceptual model? If so,
then they may pose the same risk for user-authority viruses / trojans /
worms as we've seen lately on MS Windows 9x and NT.
> (Based on experience on beginners' lists, I'm starting to ask myself
> how much it, specifically the sentiment in the final sentence, applies to
> GUIs like KDE as well.)
And thank you for articulating precisely what I was wondering. Now
would be an excellent time to start checking that userland tools on
Linux avoid importing this "open/launch" design error, as it is clearly
Rick Moen "Make vole, not raw."
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