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05.25.10

Windows News: Vista is Bad, Vista 7 is Not Secure, Vista 8 MIA

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security, Steve Ballmer, Vista, Vista 8, Windows at 4:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Cemetery in snow

Summary: A look at the past week’s Windows news shows nothing but bad news

WOW. Windows news had run dry because last week all that we found about Windows was quite negative. Vista was mentioned only in reference to Steve Ballmer admitting that it was bad and Vista 7 was mostly mentioned in reference to the Aero-imposed flaw (mentioned already in last week's post):

Microsoft Warns of Windows 7 Security Vulnerbility

Microsoft warns of serious, unpatched Windows 7 flaw

Microsoft Issues Advisory For “Unlikely” Windows Compromise

Microsoft warns of bug in 64-bit Windows 7

Microsoft Warns of Win 7 Graphics Security Hole

Microsoft Warns of Hole in 64-bit Windows

Microsoft warns of unpatched Windows driver flaw

Microsoft warns graphics driver flaw could affect system security

Microsoft working to fix hole in a 64-bit Windows 7 graphics display component

Microsoft Warns of Vulnerability to Hijack in Windows 7

Microsoft warns of 64-bit Windows 7 hole

Microsoft warns 64-bit Windows 7 users to disable Aero

It has been months since Microsoft last mentioned Vista 8 (it was first mentioned over 2 years ago). We have also just learned that HP dumped Vista 7 in favour of Linux. The future looks bright.

“I’d put the Linux phenomenon really as threat No. 1.”

Steve Ballmer, 2001

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