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TallGeekyGirl
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This is wonderful. Flaws are found in Windows Vista even before its full release...

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Windows Vista, the new computer operating system that Microsoft Corp. is touting as its most secure ever, contains a programming flaw that might let hackers gain full control of vulnerable computers.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/12/26/microsoft.security.ap/index.html

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Donovan
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Considering that there are probably more people trying to find these flaws on the outside than there are on the whole team coding Vista...

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TallGeekyGirl
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True, and all things considered, before public release is the best time to find security flaws because then the company has time to make a patch. And in all honesty any OS is such a complex thing that it's nigh impossible to find all security gaps.

But still... problems are being found already. How many more will there be?

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Ganzfeld
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I can't see any reason to be an early adapter of an operating system. These problems are to be expected. (I can't understand why someone would want to put this behemoth on their computer, either. Is it really going to be worth it? I'd rather they just make the current one more secure.)
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James G.
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Well Gamers will eventually be forced to upgrade as DX10 will be Vista only. Having said that it'll probably be a good year at least before I consider it, and it will be done alond with a new graphics card. I imagine it will be two or more years before there are a significant number of games which require Vista but we shall see.

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Paulie Jay
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I wonder if they'll subtitle the release "Windows Vista (the ghost of Longhorn)" [Smile]

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