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[News] OSWeekly: Vista is a Mess, Good News to Linux

The Mess That Is Vista

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| Windows Vista Starter: Way to Push Linux Into Emerging Markets.
| I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but emerging markets are
| not going to be jumping all over Vista Starter Edition, I'm afraid.
| The fact is that most emerging markets have long since embraced
| Windows alternatives, such as Linux, as Windows is not free.


>From the same site:

Windows Vista: It's More Secure, We Promise

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| Well, allow me to take a moment to remind everyone of something that
| you might not remember - XP was also touted as being ultra secure.
| Seriously, can anyone honestly look themselves in the mirror and say 
| this is the gospel truth? You have got to be kidding me. Similar to
| XP, Microsoft promises to have the most secure Windows version to date
| yet again.



New zero-day vulnerability affects Vista

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| A new vulnerability exists in the way Windows handles certain hard
| error messages that may be locally exploited for the purpose of
| local privilege escalation. The vulnerability is exploited by
| calling Windows MessageBox API with certain parameters. 


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