PDA

View Full Version : SOW - vista doesn't come into it! What about Windows 7?



Skoshi Tiger
02-19-2008, 04:59 AM
Maybe Oleg was right not giving specifics about Vista. The 'Next' windows (Windows 7 or what ever it ends up being called) may be released as early as 2009! ( According to Atomic magazine - an Australian publication)

Early builds are shipping to testers this year.

Maybe the delay in releasing Vista might mean a limited life for the OS?

PBNA-Boosher
02-19-2008, 02:16 PM
Another Windows ME? Maybe... I'm sticking with XP for now.

Irish_Rogues
02-19-2008, 02:49 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif +1

VW-IceFire
02-19-2008, 05:00 PM
Vista is not a repeat of Windows ME. ME was a stinking pile of ****. Vista is a slightly prettier slightly more bloated version of XP. Definitely not on ME's level.

Windows 7 has already been delayed to 2010 the last article I read. I wouldn't hold out for too long at this point for Windows 7 (7 btw is a codename so don't get tripped up about the marketing just yet).

Vista SP1 which is sort of available now and will be fully available next month features a revised kernel used in Server 2008 which some server admins are saying some good things about so far....so there is hope for Vista to surpass XP or at least be a fully competent replacement.

When Windows 7 comes out...you can bet there will be problems too.

If you want to sidestep the whole Microsoft monopoly then grab Linux http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WTE_Ibis
02-20-2008, 03:40 AM
Windows 7 will be sorted by the time BOB gets here.



.

Capt.LoneRanger
02-20-2008, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
Windows 7 will be sorted by the time BOB gets here.



.

Wow. I didn't know Windows 7 was that much delayed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Aaron_GT
02-20-2008, 04:27 AM
Vista has some important features, namely a better security model and a new TCP/IP stack (also probably more secure). The latter did break things for some people as it broke with some of the standards. But various patches and SP1 fix this, apparently. The other thing that was supposed to be important for Vista was DRM but now places are offering their content without DRM so that looks like as important to the future of computing as the Me 262 to the future of jet fighters http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
02-20-2008, 07:54 AM
Yeah - brilliant security modell.

The key element is the Dual_EC_DRGB which generates random numbers for encrypted data transfer and coding. Funny enough this very system is the product of the "Special Publication 800-90" pressed into the "random-numbers standard" for the NIST by the NSA.

Why?

Easy: The algorythm generates random numbers based on a superior non-random key. With this "general key" you can access all encrypted data that uses the Dual_EC_DRGB. In other words: If anybody holds the general key, he can access ALL encrypted data stored or transfered by Vista.

I leave it to you who you think may have that general key. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Viper2005_
02-20-2008, 08:13 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_EC_DRBG

Urufu_Shinjiro
02-20-2008, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
Yeah - brilliant security modell.

The key element is the Dual_EC_DRGB which generates random numbers for encrypted data transfer and coding. Funny enough this very system is the product of the "Special Publication 800-90" pressed into the "random-numbers standard" for the NIST by the NSA.

Why?

Easy: The algorythm generates random numbers based on a superior non-random key. With this "general key" you can access all encrypted data that uses the Dual_EC_DRGB. In other words: If anybody holds the general key, he can access ALL encrypted data stored or transfered by Vista.

I leave it to you who you think may have that general key. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

And this is why I use truecrypt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt