Saw this over at ActiveWin and thought it might make a nice discussion.
Dell Computer Corp. is preparing to sell PCs with Microsoft Corp.'s operating system in a mode that will provide more security to users.
At a workshop on technologies for protecting personal information hosted by the Federal Trade Commission on May 14, a Dell official said the company would begin offering customers the option of ordering PCs with Windows 2000 - a version of Microsoft's operating system used mainly by corporations - configured to settings recommended by the Center for Internet Security.
We expect to offer a more secure configuration option later this year, Dell spokesman Dean Kline confirmed. A number of customers, particularly in government, education and health care, are interested in an option that meets CIS benchmarks. CIS is a Hershey, Pa.-based nonprofit association of public- and private-sector technology users.
News source: ComputerUser.com