Vista Security

PCWorld has a decent transcript from an interview with Microsoft’s Ben Fathi at the RSA Conference on computer security this week in San Francisco. The topic? Windows Vista security and Microsoft’s aims to have half or less then half the number of bugs that XP had in its first year of release. Seemingly, they’re still on track for it, despite the recent flurry of patches and bug reports.

I had another go at Vista today, this time on a new AMD-based Dell Inspiron with a half gig of ram – if you’re thinking of a laptop solution, do yourself a favour and get AT LEAST a gig of ram if not more. If not, I reckon security issues aren’t going to be your only concern.


  1. John February 12, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Yes I saw that shiny new laptop groan in desperation. I’d have been kicking the thing around the place had I shelled out for a new laptop only for it to creep along as slow as tar. Dell should know better anyway, it’s irresponsible and just mean shipping a Vista run machine with anything less then a gig of RAM.

  2. Ken McGuire February 12, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Feathers in a tar race boy!

    What I also don’t get is why Dell INSIST on shipping the machine packed with extras that contribute to the moan and groan on low memory-spec’d machines. Wonder would there be much of a difference with a dual core processor backing it as opposed to the AMD.

  3. John February 12, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    A RAM boost is probably the quickest and most noticeable way of improving performance I think. But I have to admit I was an AMD man back in the day but I do love Intels Core2 Duo range. They make me all giddy.

  4. Ken McGuire February 12, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Especially when they’re packed at 2.16ghz under the shiny hood of a MacBook Pro 🙂

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.