Linked by Adam S on Fri 29th Jul 2005 12:30 UTC, submitted by Brad Wardell
Windows Since we haven't posted anything about the new Windows Vista beta release lately... Stardock's Brad Wardell writes "I've put together a first look at the first beta of Windows Vista. In the coming days I hope to delve deep into the guts of Microsoft's new OS but I've tried to put together a decent overview of what Windows Vista is all about."
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The ability for malicious programs to patch system files and the such is being curtailed. Moreover, Microsoft is trying to migrate users away from setting users up as administrators. Instead, users set up with normal access can be prompted to enter the admin password when they need to do something that can affect system integrity. Hence, even if something does get through Vista's security, it won't be able to go crazy if the user isn't logged on as an admin.

Finally Windows will have the security feature that all GNU/Linux and OS X users enjoy. Great to see this finally be implemented in the right way. Prompt the user for a password, do not just give them an access denied error.

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