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  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Windows - Cracked.com
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 01:52:34 +0100
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Microsoft Windows


ES&S Sues Former Workers Over Taking Buggy, Vulnerability-Filled Code

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| I have no idea whether or not this is true, but all I can ask is "why?" As 
| has been documented time and time again, ES&S's e-voting code has a ton of 
| problems. Remember, these are the machines that have been found to have 
| serious security vulnerabilities, with some serious bugs, such as adding 
| votes to the wrong election, calibration problems that lead to people voting 
| for the wrong candidate, and bugs that resulted in phantom votes.



You have no rights, so buy Windows 7

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| MICROSOFT IS DOING its level best to make Windows 7 seem more palatable than
| the Broken OS, but it is all just show. As usual, once you look beyond the
| hype and spin, you will see it is once again a cynical scam.


Windows 7 makes me laugh

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| This is a Linux Compiz video. It has been on YouTube for two years. I don't
| think it has had many hits since then. Technology has improved, new and
| better effects are available. It's quite a lengthy video without any loud
| trumpets, so I guess you'll all be asleep before it ends. But it's neat,
| flashy and has very subtle background music.


Microsoft patches first critical bug in Windows 7 beta

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| Microsoft Corp. patched the first critical vulnerability in Windows 7 Tuesday
| as it rolled out an update that fixes three flaws in the new operating
| system's kernel.


Microsoft admits it messed up Windows 7 security

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| Following a week where no less than two security flaws were reported in
| Windows 7 which were officially dismissed and not constituting a
| vulnerability, it seems there has now been a rather huge change of mind at
| Microsoft and a frankly astonishing confession.
| Microsoft has been at the sharp end of the flawed security stick this week,
| and the funny thing is it seems that they both made the stick and have been
| responsible for the continued prodding with it.


Data breach incidents are increasing, study shows

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| My official title may be "analyst," but market research is the part of my job
| that appeals to the geek in me. Good thing I work at ESG, where we do market
| research around information assurance all the time.


Windows 7: Not Quite The Change We Need

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| To fix those deeper-seated ailments, however, Microsoft would have had to put
| in a lot more than two years of work. We might not be able to try out Vista's
| replacement for another year or two--but at that point, we might see a
| dramatically improved operating system that could never be mistaken for a
| Service Pack update to Vista.


Windows 7 Beta Flunks Out Of Georgetown

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| A prestigious Washington, D.C., university has barred students and faculty
| from using the trial version of Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system on
| school computers.
| "Do not install new Microsoft beta release," states a new warning from
| Georgetown University's IT group. "Installing any beta version of software is
| extremely risky," the warning states.


Some Fanboys Donât Like Windows 7 Either

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| Amazingly, the Windows Supersite of Paul Thurrott is showing some falling out
| of lockstep with Redmond.


Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Windows 7 Edition

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| Windows 7, the much-hyped upcoming version of Windows operating system is now
| in Beta. And though itâs kind of promising based on reading some of the
| positive reviews, one thing is for sure; it will never become the 'awesomest'
| operating system that everyone will love.


Windows 7 Unmasked

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| But after the stage props came down, and after the projectors finally went
| cold, attendees were left with a pre-beta copy of something that looked less
| like a new OS than the repackaging of an old one. At least that was my
| impression after I started exploring the Windows 7 M3 (Milestone 3) bits that
| came on my shiny new 160GB Western Digital USB hard disk (one of the better
| tchotchkes I've received at a conference). As I reported on my Enterprise
| Desktop blog, the more I dug into Windows 7, the more I saw an OS that looked
| and felt like a slightly tweaked version of Windows Vista.
| [...]
| Just what was so new about Microsoft's next Windows, apart from a rejuggled
| UI? Windows 7 appeared to suck memory like Vista, to consume CPU like Vista,
| and to have the same consumer focus. How would this product be received by
| enterprise customers, the vast majority of whom had soundly rejected its
| predecessor? After all, if Vista wasn't good enough for big business, then
| surely a Vista-derived encore would meet with a similarly chilly reception.
| [...]
| Otherwise, Windows 7 operates much like Vista. There are subtle visual tweaks
| here and there, but nothing on the level of the dramatic XP-to-Vista
| transition. Ironically, Vista users may be more annoyed by the UI changes
| than users coming from XP. Because the Windows 7 and Vista Aero experiences
| are so similar, seasoned users of Vista will be more likely to look in the
| wrong places for common functions. By contrast, XP users won't be burdened
| with now-outdated Aero navigation skills.


Windows 7 Fail

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| Windows 7 RC is out today.
| This is great news.
| Because surely by now they've fixed Windows Explorer.
| You see, in Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista, Explorer used to Hide extensions
| for known file types. And virus writers used this "feature" to make people
| mistake executables for stuff such as document files.
| The trick was to rename VIRUS.EXE to VIRUS.TXT.EXE or VIRUS.JPG.EXE, and
| Windows would hide the .EXE part of the filename.

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