Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Feb 2007 16:34 UTC, submitted by Governa
Windows Security tools that work with Windows Vista have failed tests to see if they can detect viruses circulating online. Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare security tool was one of four products that failed independent tests carried out by the Virus Bulletin. The security testing group found that Live OneCare missed far more active viruses than any other program tested.
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RE[2]: MS just doesn't get it
by hal2k1 on Wed 7th Feb 2007 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE: MS just doesn't get it"
hal2k1
Member since:
2005-11-11

//What exact "stupid design decisions" MS uses in Vista//

Design decision = binary backward compatibility with executables for XP/2000/NT/98/95.

That design decision also means binary backward compatibility with literally hundreds of thousands of active malware & viruses out there.

That is just asking for trouble.

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RE[3]: MS just doesn't get it
by MollyC on Wed 7th Feb 2007 07:40 in reply to "RE[2]: MS just doesn't get it"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

You honestly advocate that Microsoft make Vista so that it doesn't run any XP/2000/NT/9x apps?
Good grief.

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RE[4]: MS just doesn't get it
by cyclops on Wed 7th Feb 2007 12:22 in reply to "RE[3]: MS just doesn't get it"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"You honestly advocate that Microsoft make Vista so that it doesn't run any XP/2000/NT/9x apps?
Good grief."

I am. Lets see whats a new technology, having functionality built into chips, all the cool OS's are doing in now begins with V

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