From Pine View Farm

Why? Because It’s Windows 7

Bill Gates:

Improved technology and design alone will not be enough to keep Windows Vista and Office 2007 users safe from hackers and identity thieves, according to Bill Gates.

The industry must find ways to protect users from themselves in a world where people and business connect more devices, and where more business is done online.


You don’t hear comments like this from Patrick Volkerding.

Because they aren’t relevant unless you use Windows.



  1. Opie

    February 7, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I heard Patrick secretly uses Ubuntu at home.

  2. Karen

    February 8, 2007 at 8:13 am

    Did you hear about the hole in Vista that 70 million users are finding?

  3. Frank

    February 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Karen, not yet. But I wouldn’t be surprised.

  4. Frank

    February 8, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Opie, I would expect that he tests them all so as to keep Slackware the distro of iron.

  5. Karen

    February 8, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    There are massive compatibility issues with IPod & the like. As well as computer games, is what I read.

  6. Opie

    February 8, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    To a certain extent I think we all knew this would happen. In six month to a year there will be Vista Service Pack 1, and then later on Vista Service Pack 2, and by 2010 Vista will be pretty darned stable.

  7. Karen

    February 10, 2007 at 9:20 am

    I bet the people who put out the money for Vista are upset. I would be.

    Service Pack 2? I think I have that.