Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 18:40 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y OSNews regular Kaiwai takes a superficial look at Vista and MacOS 10.4/10.5, and concludes: "To say that the changes in Windows Vista are only skin deep is missinformed to say the least; spend some time reading those sources I have listed, and even if you don't have a desire to run Windows Vista or particular interested in Windows based technology, it does provide some good resources explaining the changes and rationale behind those choices made. So from a purely technical point of view, Windows Vista is actually looking a whole lot more interesting than what the detractors have been saying in the computer press about the current direction."
Thread beginning with comment 103791
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
My problem.
by Finchwizard on Sun 12th Mar 2006 22:05 UTC
Finchwizard
Member since:
2006-02-01

My problem with all the hype over Vista and how it's new and improved security.

How is it the same bugs effecting XP etc are having Vista patches released, the WMV bug was the most recent.

Now if Vista is supposed to be this new security model, a lot more secure, how is it a bug from XP etc has managed to afflict Vista.

All I noticed when using the Feb CTP Build of Vista, was the amount of annoying questions it asked me EVERY time I wanted to run a program.

Honestly that annoys the heck out of me.

I double clicked on the Icon, so I'm sure I want to run it.

Reply Score: 1

RE: My problem.
by sappyvcv on Mon 13th Mar 2006 04:14 in reply to "My problem."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

It's actually WMF, and it was a bug in a file format (and IE), not in just XP.

Mistakes happen. Take a look at the recent Ubuntu thing.

What you need to realize is that subtle bugs like that are very very hard to find. Even when overhauling the security model of the OS, it can be overlooked, as there is such a large code base, and that attack vector is not something that would be very wide-ranging in people that could be affected.

I know, I know, you're saying that IE opens it just by visiting a page. However, the final version of IE7 to ship with Vista will be run in a locked down protected mode which will prevent against something such as this. If this bug were found down the road after Vista was released, you would see that Vista users would be relatively unaffected, unless someone sent them a WMF files and that explicility opened it.

Reply Parent Score: 2