Windows Vista: Betas show potential and problems

Windows Vista shows a lot of promise. With beta 2 of Microsoft's much anticipated operating system nearly ready to be released to the public, users will soon have the ability to judge for themselves how Microsoft's next generation operating system is coming along.

 

With WinHec next week (which Neowin will be attending), now seems to be a good time to take an inventory of where things stand with Windows Vista.

 

As the article below makes clear, Windows Vista is very impressive but it also has some serious problems that Microsoft needs to address prior to release.  How serious are the problems, read the whole thing and decide for yourself.

 

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Why don't people get it. 90%+ of the problems in XP are caused by malicious programs running automatically on peoples computers because they're running in admin mode. UAC corrects this problem.

Yes, please explain to this person who doesn't "get it" how being prevented from opening the folder "My Pictures" is preventing malicious programs from automatically running.

Because yea, I can see how it's important - crucial even - that the OS prevent the owner of the computer from being able to access their own folders. It's for their own good and all. All that malware, viruses, spyware, ready to jump out at you when you open up a folder...

And I can really see the danger about being able to save a .BMP on my computer. Indeed, thank goodness the system prevents that kind of nonsense depending on which folder I'm saving it to -- as an admin...

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Yes, please explain to this person who doesn't "get it" how being prevented from opening the folder "My Pictures" is preventing malicious programs from automatically running.

Because yea, I can see how it's important - crucial even - that the OS prevent the owner of the computer from being able to access their own folders. It's for their own good and all. All that malware, viruses, spyware, ready to jump out at you when you open up a folder...

And I can really see the danger about being able to save a .BMP on my computer. Indeed, thank goodness the system prevents that kind of nonsense depending on which folder I'm saving it to -- as an admin...


Don't forget that evil Recycle Bin. Emptying that can cause a death in the family.