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January 17, 2006

The more things change...

Despite the fact that Windows Vista was rewritten from scratch (to get rid of legacy code) some of the legacy code is causing problems :-) In fact, Microsoft Ships First Vista Security Patches:

Microsoft Corp. has shipped the first critical security update for Windows Vista, the next version of its flagship operating system.
Over the weekend, the company released patches for beta testers running the Windows Vista December CTP (Community Technology Preview) and Windows Vista Beta 1, and warned that the new operating system was vulnerable to a remote code execution flaw in the Graphics Rendering Engine.
A Microsoft spokesperson told eWEEK that the Vista patches address the same vulnerability that led to the WMF (Windows Metafile) malware attacks earlier this month.

Well it looks like Windows XP Service Pack 3 Vista has the same problem as all previous releases of Windows. Looks like it might be time to try Linux or Mac :-)

Posted by Ozguru at January 17, 2006 06:00 AM