Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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RE[5]: Security
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Security"
PlatformAgnostic
Member since:
2006-01-02

Software Restriction Policies are not some verbal thing. They're a feature of the OS. If you set it to "Default Deny" then the OS won't LET them run anything from those bad websites. There is some administrative overhead to this, because they can't install something they need without administrator approval.

Your users run as Limited Users anyway, though, right? If not, then nothing I'm saying applies and no OS can guarantee you security under those circumstances.

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RE[6]: Security
by Sabon on Tue 24th Apr 2007 17:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Security"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

You may not have heard yet but that doesn't stop everything. Look at the article about naming programs helps determine which apps you need admin rights to install programs. There is a way to name them to where it doesn't ask for or require admin rights.

The next point is home computers. We don't have (and don't want) organizational control over home users computer. This is where they are their most vulnerable and dependent on MS doing a good job of security.

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