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Is Windows Vista Secure than Mac OS X?

March 7th, 2006

Will Windows Vista have an edge in user security elevation over the Mac OS X? Both Windows Vista and Mac´s OS X strive to ensure that most users and actions are done by accounts with limited permissions and rights. Both OSs prompt the user, even if they are administrator or root, for an additional logon and confirmation when the user (or a program running with their user context) attempts to do something that requires elevated privileges.

Mac´s OS X has had this since the beginning and Microsoft´s upcoming Windows Vista will be released with a similar mechanism. I´ve tried out both OS X and Vista, and to be honest I didn´t see much difference. I was delighted to see Microsoft adopt a similar LUA strategy.Read Full Story

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