ATMs don’t need security, clearly
I haven’t totally read through everything that’s been going on in the last day, but I read this earlier:
I doubt this latest excuse stands up to much scrutiny. This has all been mostly done before and works just fine on hardware that at least has virtualization support, and practically speaking, it’s not going to matter how much you containerize, if the user gives access to their files, then they can be encrypted by ransomware. Which for my clients at least, has been the primary concern for many years now.
I just wish they’d be honest, okay sure, you want to increase security, everyone wants good security, but the primary goal here is to sell Windows licenses via PCs. The primary source of income for Windows has always been what OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo, et al. pay for Windows, so in this arrangement, they all win.
I think a far better approach would have been to offer a paid upgrade to those who want to upgrade without the “security benefits”, and at a similar cost to the OEMs ($20-$30). The overall damage would have been far less methinks.