Dell picks Microsoft for Secure PC's

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

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