Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Dec 2005 14:57 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Windows "Microsoft will move the graphics for its next version of Windows outside of the operating system's kernel to improve reliability, the software giant has told Techworld. Vista's graphics subsystem, codenamed Avalon and formally known as the Windows Presentation Foundation, will be pulled out the kernel because many lock-ups are the result of the GUI freezing, Microsoft infrastructure architect Giovanni Marchetti told us exclusively yesterday."
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RE[2]: Re: IE7 too
by SEJeff on Fri 16th Dec 2005 20:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Re: IE7 too"
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

No, IE is integrated with the shell aka explorer.exe. Security problem with IE often results in a system compromise due to this. Even if you delete iexplore.exe from your computer, your system will be vulnerable to ie attacks as explorer uses the same libraries (dlls) as ie.

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RE[3]: Re: IE7 too
by CPUGuy on Fri 16th Dec 2005 20:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Re: IE7 too"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

And? You just proved my point.

Also, it's not more vulnerable because Explorer uses those libraries, it's vulnerable because those libraries are there. And they are on EVERY Windows install.

The same exact thing can be said about Konquerer and KDE, or WebCore and OSX (or even Safari and OSX).

IE is no more integrated than any of these (except Safari).

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