Thanks to Sun Microsystem’s VirtualBox I can run both Windows XP and Windows 7 (Release Candidate) on my Windows XP machine with a 2.4GHz Athlon CPU and 2GB of RAM. Naturally, its not the fastest running setup mainly due to RAM, but its really cool for me. I wanted to check out Windows 7 first-hand and I didn’t feel like figuring out how to partition my laptop’s hard disk into partitions to allow Windows 7 to be run along-side Windows Vista or by overwriting it.
An IT buddy of mine was recently telling me how IT experts were very unhappy with Windows Vista, and that the many in the IT community are gravitating toward recommending Windows XP over Windows Vista. As a matter-of-fact, Microsoft has extended the life of Windows XP, in essence giving support to is longer so people have the option to skip Vista and go straight to Windows 7 – go IT experts! So here comes Windows 7 and then, what? Magic? Well, I think Windows should run better – you know, be more secure and crash less, but maybe Windows 7 does have some magic.
There is no question Microsoft is good at marketing, the real question is can they deliver a more bullet-proof Windows OS that meets the marketing hype, and are they just making over Windows Vista? Will people switch from Vista to Windows 7?
A bit about Microsoft Security Advisory 971778, Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (does not apply to Windows Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7).
According to what I’ve read there is a vulnerability being exploited in Microsoft DirectX’s DirectShow in the form of a specially crafted Quicktime Movie. I don’t suspect any foul play on Microsoft’s part, but I find it very interesting that the vulnerability affects a Microsoft competitor, and that the fix is to disable movie playback on that competitor’s video product.
Written for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008 Server and FREE I find Auslogics Disk Defrag 184.108.40.2060 is a great addition to Windows Disk Defrag, which I’m told is not the best. The only thing I don’t like (I have v 1.4) are the integrated advertisements for Auslogics BoostSpeed 4 for $29.95.
Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.4 lets me set up whether or not to remove temporary files first, whether or not to display removalbe drives (USB drives etc) and I can select the level of CPU usage (Low, Normal, High Highest) which allows me to set faster ro slower speed depending upon whether or not I’ll be using the computer while defragging.
Are Windows Vista, Windows Mojave and Windows 7 all the same thing?
I’ve looked at Windows 7 M1 Ultimate Edition screenshots on Feast Your Eyes on the Leaked Screenshots of Windows 7 M1 Ultimate Edition!, watched the Mojave Experiment (youtube) Video below and I own Vista. Now if you haven’t watched the Mojave Experiment video or visited the site, its a promotional gimmick to sell people on Vista. So, Mojave IS Vista. Now, is Windows 7 also Vista? Looking at the Windows 7 screenshots tonight I had to wonder if Windows 7 is Windows Vista with some security updates… no really, check out the screenshots and you’ll see is all very Vista-like.
Quote from WindowsMojaveExperiment.com
Fact: PCs running Windows Vista in 2007 were 60% less likely to be infected by malware than those running Windows XP SP2.
I had to wonder if Vista was 60% less likely to be infected by malware because it was 60% less likely to be installed?
I also read that Windows 7 might be out earlier than projected (New signs point to Windows 7 debuting earlier than expected) and I wondered if Microsoft had finally gotten the idea to say its next version will be out much later than they really expect, thus giving them time to work out the inevitable snags? Also, wouldn’t Microsoft be on schedule if they did some fine-tuning of Vista rather than a major overhaul?