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One of the more popular ways to test beta operating systems is to run them as a virtual machine, meaning that you’re not putting your main system at risk. With the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it seems not too many people are doing that.
How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long — viruses, worms and Trojans have forced computers to shut down, knocked South Korea offline and even overloaded Google’s servers. Now, how safe do you feel knowing that cash machines across the world run Microsoft Windows?
Windows/Chrome OS: Google’s Hangouts has become a great way to chat with your friends online, but chatting in a browser window is such a downer. Hangouts is finally available as a desktop Chrome app, so you can separate it from your precious tabs.
Picture: Nick Kellet The computer operating systems and applications we use today have often evolved over many years, decades even, and contain tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code. Flaws in that code — and there will always be some — give rise to security problems that, in an internet-connected world, are an increasing problem.