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Warning About Windows Vista

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24 — Microsoft is facing an early crisis of confidence in the quality of its Windows Vista operating system as computer security researchers and hackers have begun to find potentially serious flaws in the system that was released to corporate customers late last month.

On Dec. 15, a Russian programmer posted a description of a flaw that makes it possible to increase a user’s privileges on all of the company’s recent operating systems, including Vista. And over the weekend a Silicon Valley computer security firm said it had notified Microsoft that it had also found that flaw, as well as five other vulnerabilities, including one serious error in the software code underlying the company’s new Internet Explorer 7 browser.

The browser flaw is particularly troubling because it potentially means that Web users could become infected with malicious software simply by visiting a booby-trapped site. That would make it possible for an attacker to inject rogue software into the Vista-based computer, according to executives at Determina, a company based in Redwood City, Calif., that sells software intended to protect against operating system and other vulnerabilities.
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its a microsoft product....... what do you expect?
hmmm i just read the paper this morning..... found more flaws there too with security:rolleyes:

more info in vista forum
valis said:
did the same thing. Xp was out around 3 years before I bought it. Still unsure if I made a mistake or not. :)

I think Vista is going to be raked over the coals, personally. Time will tell.
wanna know the truth from me?

ive only owned windows xp personally for about a year....... i was really attached to 98 se:)
i still like to play around with the 95 and 98 machines, i hated 2k:down: dont know why just did not like it

really killed me when i had to give up my windows 95 at work and upgrade to xp:down:
My version of windows Vista is best... i get the looks and features of vista , but it runs on XP
Vista themes

look in the "Show us your Desktops #(2)"
thread, i posted screen shots:)
JohnWill said:
But one of my major complaints is that Vista moved everything around and looks different! If I want my computer to look like Vista, I'll run Vista. ;)
nothing moves around on here....:)

all in the same place just looks updated in vista style
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