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December 04, 2013, 02:16:55 PM
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A while ago I would have said windows is a fine choice. But now wih the revelations regarding NSA backdoors, I'd say these days you absolutely have to go with an open-source OS.
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December 04, 2013, 03:36:47 PM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
Windows 8 is considered unsafe to use.
Which version is considered 'safe' then? XP? 7?

What do you mean by safe? Hackers safe or backdoors that even microsoft isn't aware of safe?
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December 04, 2013, 04:47:49 PM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
Windows 8 is considered unsafe to use.
Which version is considered 'safe' then? XP? 7?

What do you mean by safe? Hackers safe or backdoors that even microsoft isn't aware of safe?
Or backdoors that microsoft is aware of safe?

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December 04, 2013, 05:13:01 PM
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A while ago I would have said windows is a fine choice. But now wih the revelations regarding NSA backdoors, I'd say these days you absolutely have to go with an open-source OS.

So if NSA can use the backdoor, anyone with this info can. Dont they have clue how dangerous it can be ?
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December 04, 2013, 05:54:46 PM
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A while ago I would have said windows is a fine choice. But now wih the revelations regarding NSA backdoors, I'd say these days you absolutely have to go with an open-source OS.

So if NSA can use the backdoor, anyone with this info can. Dont they have clue how dangerous it can be ?
I think they don't give a shit as always.

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December 04, 2013, 05:55:12 PM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
Windows 8 is considered unsafe to use.
Which version is considered 'safe' then? XP? 7?

What do you mean by safe? Hackers safe or backdoors that even microsoft isn't aware of safe?
Or backdoors that microsoft is aware of safe?

I don't think that it's in any way in microsoft's interest to have backdoors installed intentionally. I mean the company will collapse if something like that ever comes out.
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