Does Windows 7 Security Matter?

Microsoft has been telling people that Windows 7 is the most secure Windows yet. But, how does it compare to other operating systems? From what I’ve been reading lately, it does very good. I have to agree that Windows 7 is a pretty secure operating system, when done right. Turning off UAC, running everything as Administrator, and other little things that make it easier to use, makes it a lot less secure. Some people even think they don’t need anti-virus software because they are smart as to what sites they go to…

Mike Halsey has asked the question: “Do we really care if Windows 7 is insecure or not?”. A good read, for sure, and sure to spark some interesting conversation.

So where am I going with this?