Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jan 2006 20:12 UTC, submitted by mono
Windows "On Wednesday morning, I met with Microsoft co-president Jim Allchin, the man most directly responsible for Windows Vista and Longhorn Server, the company's upcoming client and server operating system releases. Allchin is a soft-spoken, intelligent man with decades of industry experience, the last 15 years of which were spent at Microsoft. I've run into Mr. Allchin at various events throughout the years, but the last time I sat down with him for a one-on-one meeting was in August 2001, when we discussed the then-upcoming release of Windows XP. With Windows Vista on track for a late 2006 release, Allchin hit the road to meet with members of the technical press."
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by WorknMan on Sun 29th Jan 2006 20:47 UTC
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Well, they're touting security as the biggest addition to Vista. However, if you're running XP w/SP2, a virus scanner, a non-IE browser, and a little bit of common sense is really all you need. Been running Windows (in one flavor or another) since '93, and have had one virus so far (New York virus from a floppy disk .. many years ago.) Other than that, no major issues with securiyt, ever.
As for the average user, let's just hope Vista is as secure as they say it is. Otherwise, it's XP all over again and the single biggest advantage they claim Vista has will be for nothing. Only time will tell, I s'pose.

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