While Microsoft officials won't say it (at least not publicly), one of Windows 7's main selling points is likely to be that it's the "anti-Vista." It will be faster, smaller, more reliable and… less secure?
oh Microsoft... what have you done now? As i said before i'd wait 4 months before trying out Window 7, now just as i predicted, not safe.
anybody who installs a beta operating system is inviting trouble unless you are doing so in a manner where problems won't matter like an old pc or a blank drive, but these kids who install over their regular installations to be cool are inviting a a giant mess
@1.1 Or installed on a blank partition... I've got a parition for Vista and W7, and W7 has been working faster than Vista (although that's partly as it's a clean installation, Vista is slowing down now with the stuff I've got on it), so unless W7 craps out on me, its Windows 7 until August. :P
I think so windows 7 is even a bigger failure than Vista
Its because of you tards that demanded less UAC. The operating system is too insecure...then its too bothersome...make up your mind. you sound like pricks. I predict im not an idiot and have never had a virus because im not stupid.
My point exactly. Make up your mind, do you want UAC or not? However, I see MS point here: "In order for malicious code to have gotten on to the box, something else has already been breached (or the user has explicitly consented)” Am I missing something? It's pretty clear that the best security is to educate the user!
Has MS ever had a first run success?
I should feel sorry for M$... But I dont lol
yeah, its a beta. what do you guys expect
Ok guys before you all jump on Microsoft, keep this in mind: The only reason it's deemed "less secure" is because in order to appease the masses, they (by default) reduced the security level of UAC so it was less annoying. You can make it more secure by dragging a little slider to the top, but it'll be just as annoying as Vista. So take your pick - annoying or insecure.
asking me to pick democrat or republican.
Yeah alot of people don't know you can do the same thing for Vista. Just takes a little getting used to going to the control panel.
For all its annoyance, Vista still isn't all that secure.
I feel like Windows gets the same hate as the PS3 from the media. I wish people wouldn't knock something until they try it. Windows 7 is the best OS I've ever used. Does XP use less resources, yes. But you can't compare the functions of a BMW to a Honda. A Honda will get you from point A to point B. A BMW will get you there costing you a little more gas (resources) but in style and safer. I don't even understand how people can complain about how W7 isn't as secure as Vista...but they hate Vista...and they love XP...but XP doesn't have ANY of these security features. People complain just so they have something to do. If you like Apple then handle it. I really don't care about how much you like Apple though. For the same price of ANY Apple computer I can build my own W7 based cpu that is 10x faster for the same price and has 100x the software. Apple is a gimmick, just like the Wii. Luckily for these companies there's tons of yuppies in this world that will continue to buy something because it's 'cool'. The lack of security their talking about is based on a script somebody can run on your computer that completely turns off the UAC which in turn will allow them to run other scripts on your cpu. The thing about it is if they ran the same script on XP they wouldn't even need to over ride the UAC because XP has no UAC. It's all about security software. If you have the right stuff on your computer then none of this will be an issue in the first place. People that have a lack of knowledge on the subject are the ones that feel the need to complain.
Sorry to burst your bubble, overall a Honda is a better car then BMW. A Honda has better reliability, less maintenance & cheaper maintenance, overall better resale value, good price tag, bimmers have great engines & looks, that's about it, they are too expensive (1 series almost the price of the 3 series wtf?), maintenance is expensive, not to mention more problems (check engine light, sensors etc.), prices drop considerably after they leave the dealership.
I think so, as my grampa used to say, "u can buy a POS that'll last ya a year or u can spend a lil extra and get something that'll last a whole lot longer." i think that is exactly what u get compare Microsoft to Apple. POS that u have to get the securirty for, crashing and all that, BUT U SAVED MONEY lol Microsoft Windows.........or u can get a computer that actually runs and does so very well, Apple
if Microsoft can't seem get an operating system right someone else is going to have to step it up.
Pity they'll have to go against MS to put it on the market.
Youre grandpa was brilliant...except when it comes to understanding Moore's Law and the implications of a slow system. Good luck with that though.
You don't mess with Moore's Law. Moore's Law messes with you.
Wake me up when Microsoft release an OS as good as XP,when you come to wake me up bring a Bingo schedule with ya
You do realise that XP is significantly "less secure" than this article is claiming Windows 7 to be?
keep in mind the world hated xp when it was released
This is very weird. I am currently on Windows 7 beta - build 7000 and i freaking love this thing. All my games are faster and i actually get decent fps with win 7 than i ever did on vista. I hope they can patch this exploit before they release it. Microsoft would have successfully created a real successor to XP if they manage to fix all the wholes before its release.
I really really wanna take advantage of this golden opportunity, but I won't, MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :P :D
Theirs nothing wrong with Windows 7 all this is some scare tactics probably orchestrated by Sony's in side man. By the time windows 7 hits the stores everything would have been sorted out this is after all windows 7 BETA his talking about.
which is american media
Is there a better alternative to Windows? No. You may argue that Apple OS or Linux is technically superior, but they lack compatibility with 75% of the world.
Depends what you do with your computer. If you just want to get your things done like calculations, spreadsheets, word processing, image editing etc etc and your hardware is supported in I dont really see any reason not to change. However as for games, I wouldn't go with linux as the support is not the best it can be. (But then again we all have Microsoft to blame for this as it would all be different if they wouldn't have monopoly. Good thing mac is getting support now tough, maybe it will open up more competition) Never the less, if you got a old system that you don't use for gaming, I really recommend trying one of the distros, it might get a "new life" as a computer. Kubunutu and Xubuntu can really show you that your old hardware isn't as slow as you might have tough.
I call BS on that claim
Can't really call it BS. The article is pointing out weakenesses in the UAC which Windows 7 uses, while XP has...absolutely no UAC system at all. Hence, less secure. The unfortunant truth, Windows 7s UAC currently has holes in compared with Vista, but XP has a great steaming hole in that it simply has no equivelent system whatsoever. Can't really dispite that having no UAC is less secure than having a UAC even with a couple of holes in it at beta on default settings, and if you can't dispite that then it logically follows: XP is significantly less secure than Windows 7, in the terms of the article's focus on the UAC system; correct?
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