Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th May 2006 22:14 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has said that the version of IE7 for Vista will differ slightly from the one for XP and down. "I want to announce that we will be naming the version of IE7 in Windows Vista 'Internet Explorer 7+'. While all versions of IE7 are built from the same code base, there are some important differences in IE7+, most significantly the addition of Windows Vista-only features like Protected Mode, Parental Controls, and improved Network Diagnostics. These features take advantage of big changes in Windows Vista and weren't practical to bring downlevel."
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RE: Wow
by Noremacam on Mon 29th May 2006 22:58 UTC in reply to "Wow"
Noremacam
Member since:
2006-03-08

Well, the parental control could be effective if it's controlled above the application layer. Granted if the kid is talented enough, they could find a proxy method.

Also, they could create an account for the kids that wouldn't allow them to install a new browser(although I know a way or two around that as well).

Edited 2006-05-29 23:00

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RE[2]: Wow
by mnemonics on Mon 29th May 2006 23:04 in reply to "RE: Wow"
mnemonics Member since:
2006-04-21

"Also, they could create an account for the kids that wouldn't allow them to install a new browser"

I'm sure there will be windows vista based live CDsavailable soon after it's realesed with the usual "reset administrator password" feature and the kid install/do what he/she wants.

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RE[3]: Wow
by sbenitezb on Mon 29th May 2006 23:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Heck, today kids can hack into windows servers!! Do you think their parents will lock them out of their PCs? ;)

Seriously, a good internet filter is the way to go. So it doesn't matter which browser you use, you just can't get to the content if the filter drops it.

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RE[3]: Wow
by Noremacam on Mon 29th May 2006 23:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
Noremacam Member since:
2006-03-08

Or just bypass windows entirely and use a linux live cd...

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