Tor server using Vista?

Ben Wilhelm zorba-tor at
Fri Jan 4 15:30:37 UTC 2008

Alexander W. Janssen wrote:
> I ain't no Windows-advocate but I find this argument a bit weak.
> Nowadays all the modern operating systems have the same problems: To
> much installed services by default, weak administration and the general
> reluctance of users to pay attentions to security-updates and
> best-practise when it comes to using common sense.

Amen to that. Out of all the systems I've administered, I've had zero 
Windows boxes compromised and one Linux box. And that isn't because 
Linux is "less secure" - it's because I knew Windows a lot better by the 
time I started doing stuff online, and I didn't know enough Linux at the 
time to realize I was making a horrible security vulnerability with one 
bad decision.

The most secure operating system in the world will be insecure in the 
hands of someone who doesn't understand it. The least secure operating 
system - which is probably Windows at the moment - can still be run 
quite securely if you keep on top of it.

I use Windows as a desktop system, and keep it behind an OpenBSD 
firewall/router. If for some reason I felt like this was the system I 
had to run a Tor server on, I'd run it on this system with little worry 
of compromise.


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