Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] [Rival] Windows Vista Killed Microsoft for Good in CIOs' Minds, VIsta 7 Shunned

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Vista Killed Microsoft for Good in CIOs' Minds, VIsta 7 Shunned
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 22:04:03 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/4.3.1
Hash: SHA1

After Vista flop, Indian CIOs not open to new Windows

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft, the worldâs largest software maker, may be throwing parties for 
| potential customers to test its Windows 7 operating system to be launched in 
| October, but many chief information officers (CIOs) are not joining the party 
| yet.
| Reliance Communications, Asian Paints, Essar Group and some other companies will 
| wait to see how efficient the new product of Microsoft is before shifting to it, 
| after the Vista failed to deliver on the promise of a faster and sleeker 
| operating system.
| âIâm in no hurry to rip and replace my existing OS (operating system),ââ said 
| Manish Choksi, chief information officer (CIO) at Asian Paints which has 2,500 
| desktops and about 100 servers. 


Vista 7 is Vista with a poor ripoff of KDE4 and a lot of marketing/bribes.


Windows 7 is 'insecure', warns F-Secure

,----[ Quote ]
| The new operating system's Windows Explorer file manager still misleads users
| about the true extension of a file, said Patrik Runald, chief research
| advisor at Helsinki-based F-Secure.


Experts: Windows 7 at risk from legacy flaw

,----[ Quote ]
| For example, malicious code writers could name a 'virus.exe' file
| as 'virus.txt.exe' or 'virus.jpg.exe', he said. Windows Explorer would then
| hide the .exe part of the filename, meaning that the user would only
| see 'virus.txt' or 'virus.jpg'. Additionally, virus writers would change the
| icon displayed with the file in Windows Explorer so it looked like the icon
| of a text file or an image. Users might then click on the disguised file.


Win7 can still be exploited by hackers

,----[ Quote ]
| "People typically look at the icon to know what the file is," Runald told
| ComputerWorldUK. "If it looks like a Word doc or a PDF file, there's an
| implicit trust in it, and users are more likely to click on those files, even
| if they are actually an executable."

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index