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October 16, 2006

Windows Vista

Microsoft is gearing towards its new operating system called Windows Vista which will be marketed primarily to business enterprises. However, there are currently some disagreements on whether Vista's security enhancement will make it a better operating system or otherwise. (http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/05/15/78189_20NNmsvista_1.html)
Firstly, a more secure system will definitely create a safer computing environment as malicious programs will not easily spread around. Secondly, users will become more security-conscious.
However, the frequent pop-ups may irritate ordinary users and even de-sensitize them from the real threats since they are constantly exposed to warnings every now and then.
Lastly, Vista will enable users to gain full control of their computers through the User Account Control. Users other than the administrator are not allowed to install programs without the latter's privilege.
This, however, in my opinion, may not create a carefree computing experience especially in the business enterprise since many it limits the capability of other users to install local hardwares such as printers, and so on.

Posted by myratp at October 16, 2006 11:01 AM