Windows Unwrapped Ep 7 “Internet Explorer makes you stupid?”
In todays show we are going to talk about XP security woes, the new Mango Beta, answer some Windows critics, and more …
Windows XP PCs breed rootkit infections (Computerworld)
Windows XP computers still running SP2 are making up the vast majority (58%) of zombie systems infected with rootkits according to a 600,000 computer survey done by Avast.
As many as ⅓ XP users are still at SP2 likely because they are pirating or not technically savvy enough..
Windows 7 held 12% while only a tiny portion of that were x64.
WinRumors thinks that Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” is coming in September
A bunch of devices are set to be released in September. 500 new features. Social media integrations is the coolest in Dean’s opinion. Very nice “flow” so far.
Streaming from the SkyDrive will be available in mango as well. Tonido is good for non-mango users to stream.
Microsoft patents reveal touch+pen gestures (Winrumors)
Copy, Staple, Cut, Tear, Punch-out, Edge, stamp, and brush look mostly like gestures for an application specific need rather than a general OS … but very cool!
Admin stuff with Windows Sysinternals tools (Live tools)
Process Explorer is a great tool for seeing what’s running
Disk2VHD to create a virtual hard drive from a physical disk
A great video demoing the tools at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/WCL304
Microsoft haters are annoying.
AptiQuant “study” states that IE users are stupid claiming IE users have lower IQ’s…
Does this mean that lower IQ people generally aren’t techy and don’t download “3rd party” browsers in Windows or that people that actually prefer IE over chrome or firefox are labelled dumb.. See what just happened there?
John C Dvorak’s PC Magazine article sayings WP7 UI has “no soul”.
He claims that because the UI is so slick and seems so perfect that it’s souless. He compares it to a cute girl that everyone wants but knows she has no personality. This guy probably also uses a MAC for the same reason…. imperfection…. oh snap! (John Dvorak is well know for his anti-microsoft stance)
His invocation of Wabi-Sabi in the article makes me thing that Dvorak has finally lost his marbles.