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Microsoft finishes work on Windows Vista
has word that Microsoft's new
operating system has been deemed ready for prime time, and is due in stores on
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. finished work Wednesday on its
long-delayed Windows Vista operating system, and said the software would be
broadly available Jan. 30.
The announcement means Microsoft will meet — just barely — its revised goal of
putting Vista in consumers' hands in the first month of 2007.
Windows Vista's code was released midmorning Wednesday to manufacturing — a step
that allows the company to begin making the copies that will be distributed with
PCs and sold at stores, said Jim Allchin, co-president of the Microsoft division
that includes Windows, in a conference.
"This is a good day," Allchin said.
Microsoft had previously said it would release Vista to big business clients at
an event at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Nov. 30, and Allchin reiterated Wednesday
that corporations who buy Windows licenses in bulk will get the new system this
month. That's also in keeping with the company's revised release schedule.
The release will be the first major upgrade in more than five years to the
operating system that powers most of the world's personal computers. Vista
boasts improved graphics, more effective tools for finding documents, pictures
and other items on personal computers, and a new Internet browser, among other
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||Nov 10, 2006, 03:19
|Tell me, have you ever worked in an eviroment where the average user is a complete moron?
The reason why they can't install shit, is because, well - THEY DO INSTALL SHIT! And you don't want to infect you corporate network with shit.
Besides the average use have the tools already installed to do their work. They don't need other stuff, if they do, the admin will do it.
it's how we got into such a mess with Windows in the first place isn't it?
Well, yes and no. It's true that everyone always running in admin mode is a security issue. However, the reason most people do that is because a user in Windows CAN'T FUCKING DO ANYTHING.
Why do I need to be a local admin to install software? Why can't a user do that? Isn't that in the very definition of a user? That they USE things? Like...I dunno, software?
You should only be an admin when you're changing system specific settings, like your swap file, messing with the registry, that sort of thing. A user should be able to install software into a user defined area, ditto for any .dlls that need to go into Windows\System32 (which should have been subdivided into System32\SystemCritical and System32\UserCritical ) and ditto for any registry keys that SHOULD go into HKey_Local_User.
But because MS made a user completely useless, what else are you supposed to do? Switch around constantly? Come on, who the fuck wants to deal with that shit.
A marginal amount of thinking about this would have saved a lot of security leaks.
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