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Re: SF new column announcement: The New Vista Waiting Game
From: Joshua Hori <jhori () ucdavis edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:29:31 -0800

Here's another article that should interest some of you:


How Vista works compared to XP

Murda Mcloud wrote:
Interesting article Kelly and I liked how you highlighted those that stand
to gain(financially) from the new OS.
It echoes what many have been saying(and what I've been telling my
director/management etc) that there are no advantages for migrating yet.
Also, there are no major disadvantages with staying on XP(as far as I can
see. So I'll shrug my shoulders and wait.

Someone told me that since it is more secure, then shouldn't the security
conscious be treating it like the mother of all patches? (Patch often and
early!) But when I think of the impact of a 'patch' like that my eyes glaze
over and I hear the sound of chopper blades and people screaming in panic
that 'the server has died' or that 'the network is down' and 'is Word meant
to flash purple like that?'. Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder they call it.

I like to adhere to the old CIA security triumvirate as much as possible and
sometimes availability trumps everything for 'business' people.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Kelly Martin
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:07 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: SF new column announcement: The New Vista Waiting Game

The following column was published on SecurityFocus today:

The New Vista Waiting Game
by Kelly Martin
published 2007-01-30

Vista is a step forward in security, but many businesses will be stuck
with Windows XP for years to come. The cost of upgrading, the value of
existing assets, and enterprise application compatibility issues trump
the security advantages of Vista today in the classic enterprise waiting


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