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  1. [News] [Rival] Vista's Latest Security Issues, Customer Backlash

    Deceptive file names under Vista

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    | Attackers can use Unicode character codes under Windows Vista to conceal
    | filenames and filename extensions. A demonstration by Max Ried makes an
    | executable screen-saver file (.scr) look like a harmless image (.jpg).
    `----

    http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/96498

    Filenames define action/handler. A recipe for disaster.

    Vista Ultimate buyers fume over missing Extras

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    | "The truth is, customers are getting near to nothing [from Extras]," Zheng
    | said Sunday.
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    http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;676914797

    "Extra" for "extra ripoff".


    Related:

    Vista Ultimate users will have to wait for “extras”

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    | Tomorrow is the beginning of the fall and end of summer 2007. That means time
    | is running out for Microsoft’s promise to release new Â*extras to Vista
    | Ultimate users. Â*
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    http://zmolklife.com/ejoh/2007/09/21...it-for-extras/


    The Death of Windows Vista Extras

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    | The bottom line is that the Ultimate Extras team has gone underground.
    | Microsoft cannot expect Ultimate users to survive on a preview of Windows
    | DreamScene with an outdated Content Pack and two Windows Vista wallpapers.
    | For $399, Microsoft has to cough up palpable results. Â*
    |
    | But so far, all is dead on the Ultimate Extras front. Even the blog went
    | quiet after mid March, and I have a feeling that silence from the Ultimate
    | Extras team is not what Ultimate users want to "hear." Â*
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    http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-D...as-57300.shtml


    Nine burning questions about how Vista is really doing

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    | Instead, there's so much spin Â* -- from Microsoft, Â*from rivals such
    | as Apple Inc., Â*from market analysts pushing research and more research
    | -- it would even leave Sasha Cohen dizzy. Here's our attempt to unravel
    | this puzzle-shrinkwrapped-in-a-mystery.
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    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9021838
    http://tinyurl.com/2u6gzq

  2. Re: [Rival] Vista's Latest Security Issues, Customer Backlash

    On Sep 25, 3:47 pm, Roy Schestowitz
    wrote:
    > Deceptive file names under Vista
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Attackers can use Unicode character codes under Windows Vista to conceal
    > | filenames and filename extensions. A demonstration by Max Ried makes an
    > | executable screen-saver file (.scr) look like a harmless image (.jpg).
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/96498
    >
    > Filenames define action/handler. A recipe for disaster.
    >
    > Vista Ultimate buyers fume over missing Extras
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | "The truth is, customers are getting near to nothing [from Extras]," Zheng
    > | said Sunday.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;676914797
    >
    > "Extra" for "extra ripoff".
    >
    > Related:
    >
    > Vista Ultimate users will have to wait for "extras"
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Tomorrow is the beginning of the fall and end of summer 2007. That means time
    > | is running out for Microsoft's promise to release new extras to Vista
    > | Ultimate users.
    > `----
    >
    > http://zmolklife.com/ejoh/2007/09/21...rs-will-have-t...
    >
    > The Death of Windows Vista Extras
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The bottom line is that the Ultimate Extras team has gone underground.
    > | Microsoft cannot expect Ultimate users to survive on a preview of Windows
    > | DreamScene with an outdated Content Pack and two Windows Vista wallpapers.
    > | For $399, Microsoft has to cough up palpable results.
    > |
    > | But so far, all is dead on the Ultimate Extras front. Even the blog went
    > | quiet after mid March, and I have a feeling that silence from the Ultimate
    > | Extras team is not what Ultimate users want to "hear."
    > `----
    >
    > http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-D...ta-Extras-5730...
    >
    > Nine burning questions about how Vista is really doing
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Instead, there's so much spin -- from Microsoft, from rivals such
    > | as Apple Inc., from market analysts pushing research and more research
    > | -- it would even leave Sasha Cohen dizzy. Here's our attempt to unravel
    > | this puzzle-shrinkwrapped-in-a-mystery.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.computerworld.com/action/...url.com/2u6gzq


    This is OFF TOPIC for comp.os.linux.advocacy Roy Schestowitz.
    It belongs in a Vista group!


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