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[2]: Wow
by mnemonics on Mon 29th May 2006 23:04 UTC 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[4]: Wow
by n4cer on Tue 30th May 2006 03:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

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.

It doesn't matter what browser or other internet application you use on Vista as the content/network access filtering is implemented at the network layer, not in the browser.

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RE[4]: Wow
by kaiwai on Tue 30th May 2006 08:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh pulease; this is pathetic; what about the responsibility of the parents monitoring the activities themselves? be in the same room - popping in and asking how things are, looking through the history, and if things have been deleted, grounding the kid from the computer because of being dishonest.

On, and as for the 16 year old kid looking up some porn - good lord, are we really going to get *that* puritannical? geeze, no wonder there are so many adults out there who can't say 'penis' without laughing histerically like a school girl.

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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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RE[4]: Wow
by RenatoRam on Tue 30th May 2006 07:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
RenatoRam Member since:
2005-11-14

If you have such a tech savvy child then the only way to make some filtering/protection is probably using a router/firewall/proxy/filter to access the internet.

That is, if the kid does not have a laptop or other connected device, and will not access unprotected wifi APs from the neighborhood :-)

...or, you know, you could actually try to talk to your son/daughter and let him/her make responsible choices :-)

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