I’m on the fence with this one. In my mind, an OS has to be hacked without human help to really discredit the OS. For example if I turn on file sharing and you are able to take over my system, that’s on the OS as it was only supposed to share files. However, if a user downloads something, acknowledges it, and then installs it, it’s really on that person. Especially if the thing came from a porn/shady source.
It’d be like blaming an OS after you went to trojanvirus.com and unknowingly installed a virus. Ultimately, any OS will do what the user says, no matter how dumb.
You know … I’ve never been a fan of "users" … they were the cause of most of the bugs in my computer science courses. I always liked documenting "assuming an intelligent user" as my error handling technique.
I’ll have you know, I resemble that remark Mister! I have the HAL 9000 OS. Just as a matter of fact, I can’t turn the damn thing off. I bought it used from a old N.A.S.A. employee, listen to this, he says this thing can read lips, yea right. One of these days, I have to install the optional modules the old man gave me, but for now it’s been one hell of a odyssey! Still beats the heck out of my old Packard Bell. Got to go, HAL is calling me, something about true reason for mission to Jupiter, he such a "Daisy Bell".
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