Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 11:29 UTC
Windows Microsoft is working on a significant new feature for Windows Vista, known as Restart Manager, which is designed to update parts of the operating system or applications without having to reboot the entire machine. "If a part of an application, or the operating system itself, needs to updated, the Installer will call the Restart Manager, which looks to see if it can clear that part of the system so that it can be updated. If it can do that, it does, and that happens without a reboot." And here & here are some more shots of Vista build 5259.
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On XP
by Richard James on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 04:17 UTC
Richard James
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2005-07-07

If a program crashes with a file open then you can no longer access that file. On Linux this does not occur.

Spyware on XP can stop itself from being deleted by locking the file. That can be overcome but in Linux that would never happen, superuser has the power to delete any file.

It is very good to see Microsoft fixing these problems, in the installer stage. Hopefully they will go further and fix the examples I have listed above. Does anyone know if these problems exist in Windows 2003?

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