Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jul 2006 17:47 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Privacy, Security, Encryption A new report from Symantec security researchers contends that Microsoft's much-awaited Vista operating system could harbor a range of vulnerabilities that will make it less secure than previous iterations of Windows. According to research published July 18 by Symantec, a number of Vista's software components, specifically a handful of protocols related to its redesigned networking technologies, could become security loopholes if Microsoft does not fix the problems or ensure that the product is configured appropriately to hide the glitches when it is shipped.
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1gb ram...
by cchance on Thu 20th Jul 2006 19:34 UTC
cchance
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2006-02-24

i hate to tell you guys this also... but 1gb? I have 3 test machines with 512 and they run fine... 1 doesnt use glass because it doesn't have a dx9 card but works just fine... they all especially run great on the latest build...

99% of performance problems in the betas has been attributed to poorly performing and rushed drivers from ATI/NVIDIA/INTEL... which microsoft is trying to force them to fix ASAP...

Yes 1gb does feel nicer and 2gb even nicer than that... but the fact of the matter is it was the same story in XP.. more ram = more smooth feeling OS... its nothing new...

And for those bi*ching about 1gb... give me a break stop whining skip burger king for a few days and go get a gig ... its 50$ my god can we stop whining
http://www.pcprogress.com/product.asp?m1=pw&pid=MDD333%2D128X64

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RE: 1gb ram...
by netpython on Thu 20th Jul 2006 20:00 in reply to "1gb ram..."
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

i hate to tell you guys this also... but 1gb? I have 3 test machines with 512 and they run fine... 1 doesnt use glass because it doesn't have a dx9 card but works just fine... they all especially run great on the latest build...

I tested both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista.

To be honest the network performance has increased.The overall performance (on 2.2 GHz 1 gb ddr amd64 fx5700 graphics card 128 MB AGP 8x) was miserable.Only with deactivated system-restore,indexing,and the theming engine the (perceived) performance was reasonable an on par with XP.Real multitasking? forget it..

Yes 1gb does feel nicer and 2gb even nicer than that... but the fact of the matter is it was the same story in XP.. more ram = more smooth feeling OS... its nothing new...

Vista GUI (aero) is remarkably slower.

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