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Windows 7: Windows 7 ‘Infecting’ Other Operating Systems.

18 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 7 ‘Infecting’ Other Operating Systems.

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If only success could be infectious. If only code quality, performance, security, usability, reliability, improved user experience could spread like a plague from one product to another. With over 60 million licenses sold worldwide in just a few months after release and the incontestable owner of the fastest selling operating system in history, Windows 7 has certainly raised the bar for Microsoft. But the Redmond company is little shy when it comes down to piggyback-riding on the latest version of the Windows client. Whether some of Windows 7’s success will rub off on new operating systems from Microsoft or not it still remains to be seen, but it is certainly obvious that the software giant is seven-izing a variety of products.
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Windows 7 ?Infecting? Other Operating Systems - From Microsoft - Softpedia


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19 Feb 2010   #2
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Seems like smart marketing, as long as the newer products don't suck and tarnish the image of "7". ( I'm looking at you Windows Mobile 7)
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21 Feb 2010   #3
Legacy Code

 

Seems pretty obvious that they will follow suit and keep the trend going. Win7 sure has put the WIN back into Windows .
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21 Feb 2010   #4
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I didn't see so many differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista, besides Speed and Performance. Security actually went down on it's release.
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22 Feb 2010   #5
SMOKKINU

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
I didn't see so many differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista, besides Speed and Performance. Security actually went down on it's release.


Care to explain how you came to that conclusion?
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22 Feb 2010   #6
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

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I didn't see so many differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista, besides Speed and Performance. Security actually went down on it's release.


Care to explain how you came to that conclusion?
I can give one example. The default action of UAC. In Vista, while it was a bit jarring and strict, UAC was more effective, but due to complaints, MS made UAC less strict and thereby the leaving OS less secure.

Granted UAC is not the end-all of security, but it is a great tool to keep unwanted trojans in check. First thing I do on a 7 install is move the UAC bar up to Maximum.

PhreePhly
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22 Feb 2010   #7
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

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Seems like smart marketing, as long as the newer products don't suck and tarnish the image of "7". ( I'm looking at you Windows Mobile 7)
Not sure I understand. Are you saying the WP 7S 7 (Win Phone 7 Series) is somehow tarnishing Win 7? The WPS UI is ideal for a mobil device.

While Win 7 UI is awesome for the desktop, that same concept does not translate well to a cell phone sized touch screen that uses a fat finger as an input device. MS made a great move using the Zune interface as the foundation for the new Touch device UI.

I can't wait for the phones to come out.

PhreePhly
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22 Feb 2010   #8
TGSoldier

 
 

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I didn't see so many differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista, besides Speed and Performance. Security actually went down on it's release.


Care to explain how you came to that conclusion?
I can give one example. The default action of UAC. In Vista, while it was a bit jarring and strict, UAC was more effective, but due to complaints, MS made UAC less strict and thereby the leaving OS less secure.

Granted UAC is not the end-all of security, but it is a great tool to keep unwanted trojans in check. First thing I do on a 7 install is move the UAC bar up to Maximum.

PhreePhly
First thing I do on a Win 7 / Vista install is DISABLE UAC.

It's annoying and does not do anything.
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22 Feb 2010   #9
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

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Care to explain how you came to that conclusion?
I can give one example. The default action of UAC. In Vista, while it was a bit jarring and strict, UAC was more effective, but due to complaints, MS made UAC less strict and thereby the leaving OS less secure.

Granted UAC is not the end-all of security, but it is a great tool to keep unwanted trojans in check. First thing I do on a 7 install is move the UAC bar up to Maximum.

PhreePhly
First thing I do on a Win 7 / Vista install is DISABLE UAC.

It's annoying and does not do anything.
Really? How does a trojan install without triggering UAC? Does UAC stop the trojan from installing if you click "yes", of course not, but at least it provides the User with the knowledge they are about to perform something stupid. If they go ahead and do it, nothing you can do.

PhreePhly
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23 Feb 2010   #10
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post

I can give one example. The default action of UAC. In Vista, while it was a bit jarring and strict, UAC was more effective, but due to complaints, MS made UAC less strict and thereby the leaving OS less secure.

Granted UAC is not the end-all of security, but it is a great tool to keep unwanted trojans in check. First thing I do on a 7 install is move the UAC bar up to Maximum.

PhreePhly
First thing I do on a Win 7 / Vista install is DISABLE UAC.

It's annoying and does not do anything.
Really? How does a trojan install without triggering UAC? Does UAC stop the trojan from installing if you click "yes", of course not, but at least it provides the User with the knowledge they are about to perform something stupid. If they go ahead and do it, nothing you can do.

PhreePhly
Come on isnt it comforting to know you are an idiot and caused your own problem? No? Heh made me laugh
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