Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th May 2006 19:38 UTC
Windows "New security features in Windows Vista will largely eliminate the need to run separate antispyware or firewall software, according to a new analyst report. Due out early next year, the next major release of Microsoft's flagship operating system promises not only to increase security for consumers, it will also dramatically affect the $3.6 billion market for Windows security products, according to a Yankee Group report scheduled to be published Monday." That same report also claims that Vista's security measures will hurt in the enterprise sector, and it advises companies to stick with XP SP2 until 2008.
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Reminders
by Al2001 on Mon 8th May 2006 20:04 UTC
Al2001
Member since:
2005-07-06

It would make more sense if they only implemented those reminders in the home versions it's somewhat insulting to have those on an enterprise level OS.

I guess a those people who blame windows for everything including there sink blocking have asked for it. Although windows is lacking in the security dept. most of the problems are down to lack of education IMV.

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RE: Reminders
by n4cer on Mon 8th May 2006 20:27 in reply to "Reminders"
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2005-07-06

You can disable or change the behavior of UAC (and many other features) using group policy.

The report also suffers from analysis of UAC too early in the development process. It has improved a lot since the December build, and was both then and now in active development. An accurate evaluation can't really be made until the release candidate stage, which still gives corporations and end-users months to decide whether to move forward.

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RE: Reminders
by JustAnotherMacUser on Mon 8th May 2006 20:28 in reply to "Reminders"
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2006-01-08

Although windows is lacking in the security dept. most of the problems are down to lack of education IMV.

A computer science degree?

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RE[2]: Reminders
by Al2001 on Mon 8th May 2006 20:34 in reply to "RE: Reminders"
Al2001 Member since:
2005-07-06

I owned a ZX spectrum when they were new does that count for anything? ;)

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RE: Reminders
by gdanko on Wed 10th May 2006 01:42 in reply to "Reminders"
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2005-07-15

no way. have clippy come up and ask, "It appears your server is at risk. Would you like help securing your server?"

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