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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RE[3]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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2005-07-06

Yes actually, and in my experience, they are in fact the worst offenders as most Microsoft applications come with updated versions of core DLLs, and it would be a mess to install their software and not reboot. A similar situation exists on Mac OS X, but to a lesser extent.

Well, there definately isn't the problem with MacOS X as I can see; when was the last time you saw an application unilaterally over right system libraries with their own 'custom' version?

If Microsoft wish to solve all the problems associated with Windows; make it impossible to access the Windows directory, unless updating it with a service pack or updaters from Windows Update - there should be absolutely NO reason for for ANY application vendor to write ANY dlls to the Windows directory.

If these companies find that they MUST include their customised/updated version of a Windows dll; then why don't they simply include it in their own application directory? atleast everything would be located in one directory, like how Apple's .app system works, with everything shoved under one fat directory.

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RE[4]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by Richard James on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 07:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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2005-07-07

If Microsoft wish to solve all the problems associated with Windows; make it impossible to access the Windows directory, unless updating it with a service pack or updaters from Windows Update - there should be absolutely NO reason for for ANY application vendor to write ANY dlls to the Windows directory.

They call that Windows XP.

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RE[5]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 07:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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2005-07-06

Incorrect; you can still write DLLs to the Windows directory - cutting short the idea of executing people who write DLLs to Windows directory, the next best option is to make it completely unaccessible.

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RE[4]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 10:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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that has already been done with windows 2000.
If you overwrite a system file it gets replaced by the original file via system file protection.

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