Vista Tops in Security

"A Microsoft Corp. executive Wednesday said Windows Vista’s first 90 days was a huge security success when compared to the opening three months of Windows XP, the current Apple Inc. Mac OS X, and three flavors of Linux."

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Author: PV5150
Source: PC World

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A Microsoft Corp. executive Wednesday said Windows Vista’s first 90 days was a huge security success when compared to the opening three months of Windows XP, the current Apple Inc. Mac OS X, and three flavors of Linux.

Jeff Jones, the strategy director in Microsoft’s security technology unit, tallied up vulnerabilities patched during the first 90 days of Vista, XP, Mac OS X 10.4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Workstation, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, and Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.

"Vista has an improved security vulnerability profile over its predecessor, and a significantly better profile relative to comparable modern competitive operating systems," Jones asserted in his blog. By his count, Vista has been hit by just one vulnerability since its introduction to enterprises at the end of November. The bug, which was in the anti-malware scanning engine used by the bundled-with-Vista Windows Defender, was patched last month.  By comparison, said Jones, in their first 90 days, Windows XP was nailed with 14 bugs, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) with 20, Red Hat with 137, Ubuntu with 71, and SuSE with 80.

Even when vulnerabilities that were disclosed but not patched are added in, Vista still comes out far ahead. Its five total bugs -- one patched, four made public but not fixed as of Feb. 28 -- compared favorably with XP's total of 18, Mac OS X's 27, Red Hat's 201, Ubuntu's 100, and SuSE's 111.


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Talking it up so early in the race, or have MS got something genuine to crow about?

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25-03-2007, 03:01:42

youpla
I found something pretty intriguing and wonder if you have also noticed this on your system (for those with Vista/XP dual system).

I am using Everest Ultimate to monitor the temps on my PC in both Vista and XP. I was surprised to see that the CPU and HD temps are 3 to 4C lower in Vista than in XP, and 1 to 2C lower for the GPU and board temps.

CPU Vista: 40/41C
CPU XP: 44/46

HD Vista: 30/31C
HD XP: 36C

GPU Vista: 40/41C
GPU XP: 43C

Board Vista: 40C
Board XP: 43C

Looks like Vista was kind of optimized concerning power consumption/temps etc... all in one it's pretty good indeed :)

Oh and it's pretty cool Everest Ultimate 2007 comes with a vista toolbar gadget so you can have your temps/voltage etc... right there

25-03-2007, 06:11:40

Jim

I found something pretty intriguing and wonder if you have also noticed this on your system (for those with Vista/XP dual system).

I am using Everest Ultimate to monitor the temps on my PC in both Vista and XP. I was surprised to see that the CPU and HD temps are 3 to 4C lower in Vista than in XP, and 1 to 2C lower for the GPU and board temps.

CPU Vista: 40/41C
CPU XP: 44/46

HD Vista: 30/31C
HD XP: 36C

GPU Vista: 40/41C
GPU XP: 43C

Board Vista: 40C
Board XP: 43C

Looks like Vista was kind of optimized concerning power consumption/temps etc... all in one it's pretty good indeed :)

Oh and it's pretty cool Everest Ultimate 2007 comes with a vista toolbar gadget so you can have your temps/voltage etc... right there



One of the things I noticed about Vista is that it seems to use the CPU's C1E function regardless of whether its turned on in the BIOS or not.

Check your CPU multiplier in CPU-Z under Vista to see if it's doing the same thing for you. You'll probably notice it fluctuating.

25-03-2007, 08:24:17

Kempez
Mine doesn't use C1E like Jims does, god knows whats going on there :eek:

25-03-2007, 10:11:20

Jim

Mine doesn't use C1E like Jims does, god knows whats going on there :eek:



I haven't even checked mine tbh, but from what i've read it happens on all Abit and Intel mobo's - not sure about other brands.
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