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[News] [Rival] Vista 7 Shows It's Still a Piece of Vista, Not Secure

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Vista 7 Shows It's Still a Piece of Vista, Not Secure
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 09:35:37 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Security bug bites 64-bit Windows 7

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| Microsoft on Tuesday warned users of a 
| vulnerability in 64-bit versions of 
| Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that 
| could expose users to malware attacks.
| [...]
| Bryant said a patch would be forthcoming, 
| but didn't say when. In the meantime, 
| users can prevent attacks by disabling the 
| Windows Aero Theme. To turn it off, choose 
| Start > Control Panel and click on 
| Appearance and Personalization. Then click 
| on Change the Theme. Then select one of 
| the Basic and High Contrast Themes. 



,----[ Quote ]
| People who paid for Vista do not feel they 
| should pay again for â7â. Folks who sell 
| defective cars should expect no more 
| custom. Consumers may find â7â acceptable 
| but business wants to be free of the 
| burden of that other OS. Some businesses 
| and organizations will go with â7â as the 
| line of least resistance but GNU/Linux 
| really looks good to users and 
| administrators who have kept XP going for 
| years. My users are asking for something 
| fast that runs on our hardware. â7â is not 
| happening. We even were given some brand 
| new machines with 3gB RAM, and, to my 
| surprise, find they shipped with XPâ That 
| says something about this notion that 
| customers are demanding â7â. Why would an 
| OEM ship us XP if that were the case?


What an utter piece of Vista!


Intel hits migration delays with Windows 7

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| Intel faces challenges in migrating from
| Windows XP to Windows 7, including
| application incompatibility and system
| readiness, the company said.
| Intel worked with Microsoft to develop
| Windows 7 into a stable operating system, but
| there is still a lot of heavy lifting
| involved before migrating PCs to the new OS
| inside Intel's environment, wrote Intel staff
| engineer Roy Ubry in a blog entry. Challenges
| include issues related to backward
| application compatibility, web browser
| support, 64-bit computing and privacy
| controls.


Intel: Just 3,000 employees run Windows 7

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| Despite the firm's rapid turnaround of PCs and its very public
| partnership with Microsoft, Bryant said that so far it had
| shifted just 3,000 of its 80,000 plus employees onto Windows 7.


Windows 7 Won't Raise Your Game

,----[ Quote ]
| After installing Microsoft's latest operating
| system, one business owner finds his staff
| covering less ground
| [...]
| Yet so much of Windows 7 resembles
| Microsoft's operating systems of the past.
| Some of my applications still freeze, and I
| still reboot and start over, hoping it won't
| happen again. Networking still takes an
| information technology professional to set
| up.
| [...]
| Running a business? Buying a new computer?
| Don't get too excited about Windows 7. It's
| fine, but our upgrade didn't improve our
| game. And I'll never be able to cover as much
| ground at shortstop as I once did.


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