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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Admin account, UAC, driver checking, to name a few...

Nowhere did I say "vista is useless."

Cute, though.
Not sure what the issue is with admin account? I use UAC. Driver checking?

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That could be because of anything, of course. It isn't a measure of vista's security.

Although, I have never heard of anyone ever getting hacked on any OS... It's all very mythical to me. So the security aspect comparing XP to vista is kinda... "eh" to me..

But I guess it's the "feeling" that counts.
I just recently read an article that as much as 10 million computers are maliciously controlled by a botnet. Plently of people's computers are "hacked", perhaps not in the Hollywood sense of things.

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On the first day my mate had vista he got a trojan!

(He's a bit of an idiot though. )
An operating system cannot stop a foolish user from download and running malicious code.
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Not sure what the issue is with admin account? I use UAC. Driver checking?
I thought you were a vista aficionado? You don't know what I'm talking about?

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I just recently read an article that as much as 10 million computers are maliciously controlled by a botnet. Plently of people's computers are "hacked", perhaps not in the Hollywood sense of things.
My point exactly... It's mythical, as far as I'm concerned - nothing the average household has to worry about.

In my opinion, "security alone" is not worth the $260 upgrade.
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I thought you were a vista aficionado? You don't know what I'm talking about?



My point exactly... It's mythical, as far as I'm concerned - nothing the average household has to worry about.

In my opinion, "security alone" is not worth the $260 upgrade.
I honestly don't have a clue what you are talking about. My computer was ready to run the internet 35 minutes after inserting the Vista DVD.

I don't see how my comment confirms that it is mythical. 10 million computers are controlled by a single botnet? This makes the issue very real indeed.
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However, there is one company which made a success out of breaking backwards compatibility, using a method which Microsoft are seeking to emulate with the launch of Windows 7. The company in question is Apple.


Apple got away with that because of the Cult of the Mac. M$ already can't catch a break with Vista, and now they want to do this? Good Lord, who's making the decisions at M$ these days? Gates? Balmer? A manatee tank?

I don't think that there's a single business in the world that will buy into this new OS if that's the attitude towards backwards compatibility. If M$ is trying to push the entire world into the open source arena, this will be an unprecedented success.
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Apple got away with that because of the Cult of the Mac. M$ already can't catch a break with Vista, and now they want to do this? Good Lord, who's making the decisions at M$ these days? Gates? Balmer? A manatee tank?

I don't think that there's a single business in the world that will buy into this new OS if that's the attitude towards backwards compatibility. If M$ is trying to push the entire world into the open source arena, this will be an unprecedented success.
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Hehe a south park reference! I love it!
damn u i was gonna call it out
    
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damn u i was gonna call it out
damn u, I was going to damn him first.
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An operating system cannot stop a foolish user from download and running malicious code.
I know. Read my post i put after that:

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I wasn't saying it WAS a measure of Vista's security. As i said he's a bit of an idiot, and he did something quite stupid to get that trojan. I just thought it was a funny story that i could share.
And just so we're clear, I know Vista's security is much better than XP. In fact, yesterday i was walking back to college with some mates and one of them said "Vista is crap." So then i started to ask her why she thought it was crap, and pointed out loads of things Microsoft did in the backend to help improve security etc. Things that you wouldn't be able to see upfront. (After i started pointing out security another one of my friends said "If you want security get a Mac, there are no viruses. I just told him about the PWN 2 OWN contest.)
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Exactly... In fact it takes me about 1.2 months to tweak Vista just to get the internet up. You wouldn't imagine how long it took me to configure all 16,777,216 colors that my computer can display.

Your totally right... Vista is useless!
funny, it took me 1.2 MINUTES.
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Change happens. Get used to it!
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