Windows Vista in the News

Lots of Windows Vista news and info as usual, some good, some bad, but all Windows Vista.

Microsoft admits Vista failure Typical non Windows slant to the news that Microsoft is selling a version if Vista in China afor $3 dollars.

Russinovich: Malware will thrive, even with Vista?s UAC Despite all the anti-malware roadblocks built into Windows Vista, a senior Microsoft official is lowering the security expectations, warning that viruses, password-stealing Trojans and rootkits will continue to thrive as malware authors adapt to the new operating system.

Program Names govern admin rights in Vista Developers have discovered that the name given to a Vista executable affects whether or not it will require admin rights to run. Security experts said the feature might seem odd, but helps to catch spyware.

Top 5 Vista tips Now, it’s time to kick it up a notch and add some slightly more sophisticated options to your Vista palette. Accordingly, here are some tips to tune your Vista installation. We’ve got hints on using video wallpaper, making Vista’s Flip 3-D function work more like the Mac’s, tuning Firefox’s user interface so that it more closely resembles Internet Explorer, and where to get a hold of nifty Sidebar Gadgets. Plus, how to turn off the UACs (and why you should think twice about that).

DirectX 10 for Windows XP? Microsoft has been saying all along that DirectX10 is only for Windows Vista, but someone has created a wrapper for the Windows executables to allow you to run it on something other than Vista.

Beta Test Requests for Next Windows Vista Update opened by Microsoft In January-end, Microsoft released their new Windows Vista Operating System. Now the software giant has begun accepting beta testing applications for a forthcoming update to Vista which is related to its Media Center functionality.