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Old 26-03-07, 12:25 PM
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Vista Tops in Security

A Microsoft Corp. executive Wednesday said Windows Vista’s first 90 days was a huge security success when compared to the opening three months of Windows XP, the current Apple Inc. Mac OS X, and three flavors of Linux.

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Old 26-03-07, 01:22 PM
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You have to say that Vista has done pretty well on the Security front, a job pretty well done for once MS
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Old 26-03-07, 01:44 PM
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Vista is just short of amazing in the security department, truly. I finally feel that MS has made a step in the right direction for helping it's customers avoid the day-to-day hassles of spyware, viruses, trojans, and the whole nine yards.

Now, if only MS would start shipping a decent AV product with Windows that's fully integrated in to kernel.
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Old 26-03-07, 06:23 PM
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Vista seems to have better security than XP, but it also isn't selling as well which means it is less of a target. Comparing the number of bugs in Windows to Redhat, Ubuntu or Suse is rediculous because these all include huge amounts of software available for them, it would be equivalent to including a whole bunch of software in the number of Vista bugs.
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Old 26-03-07, 06:42 PM
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Vista seems to have better security than XP, but it also isn't selling as well which means it is less of a target. Comparing the number of bugs in Windows to Redhat, Ubuntu or Suse is rediculous because these all include huge amounts of software available for them, it would be equivalent to including a whole bunch of software in the number of Vista bugs.
well lets just hope vista will be as secure as various unix flavours in years to come as im pretty sure it will be the most mainstream os.
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Old 26-03-07, 06:43 PM
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well lets just hope vista will be as secure as various unix flavours in years to come as im pretty sure it will be the most mainstream os.
Yes, only time will tell, I could see a hypothetical situation where one problem causes something to go from most to least secure.
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Old 26-03-07, 08:09 PM
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I believe Microsoft are doing pretty well at the moment.

Everything seems to be going it ther favour.
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Old 26-03-07, 08:09 PM
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I'm only holding off of vista because I want to make sure the driver situation is all worked out
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Old 26-03-07, 08:13 PM
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I'm only holding off of vista because I want to make sure the driver situation is all worked out
Agreed! Im waiting for service pack one!
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Old 26-03-07, 08:19 PM
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So am i. Im waiting for it to be bundled with it when i get it.
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