Your are absolutely correct Papabravo on all counts. I should have said LEFT instead of RIGHT and this stuff definitely never ends.Originally posted by Papabravo@Apr 19 2006, 05:17 PM
I think it might be the left mouse button instead of the right mouse button. Unless your mouse buttons have been switched. This kinda stuff just never ends -- does it?
For Microsoft, the embedding of IE so deep into Windows is becoming a major issue for the new version Vista. As they now try to improve Windows security, the fact that IE sits so close to the OS is something that will basically take forever to solve. Even with IE sitting in a sandbox, Vista will still have security problems like the Windows previous incarnations.Originally posted by beenthere@Apr 20 2006, 01:47 AM
And how much do I respect Mr. Gates? The day after he was on tv assuring us that IE was an integral part of W95, I found out how to put on 95 without it. That was my third reinstall, of course. I just turned off power after the first screen anout IE. The computer booted up to the desktop with no trace of IE3. So much for Bill's integrity.
For your own security, ditch the Windows Firewall since it only provides inbound protection - get infected and anything can phone home! Use any of the free alternatives that are available.Originally posted by beenthere@Apr 22 2006, 08:13 PM
I'm sure Vista will be painful to use. In XP Pro SP2, I have found it necessary to totally disable the so-called firewall at all times. Getting a pop-up after loading the network client is just too much to have to deal with. Plus there is no coherent manual or instruction on how to tinker with settings. If every process has to have a separate permission (exception), then life is too short to be tinkering with a list continually.
I think that in the same way that Jobs was certain that users were always going to be unable to perform the simplest tasks dealing with the computer (witness the one-button mouse), the mindset behind Vista and security is going to tend toward maximum overprotection. I wonder if a computer with Vista will be useful. Unless, of course, all the software loaded passed the "genuine advantage validation" test.
The ideal is for the computer to become an appliance, and simply work in predictible ways. I think that the Polaroid model is in effect. The computer is very inexpensive, but you have to use the very expensive software from Mocrosoft, as no other will be permitted to work.
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