unless I mistake running anything you want without excalation of privilege is still a major concern, for example a ransomware will do a major security concern
The article was written in (2006) - not even browsers did any real privilege separation back then. The world has lost its innocence quite a few times since then.
Normally I really enjoy Raymond Chen’s writing but in this case I kept waiting for him to say something that wasn’t extremely obvious and it seemed to never happen. Did I miss something?