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Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals by Anthony Piltzecker

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Chapter 1

Microsoft Vista: An Overview

Introduction

The long-anticipated successor to Windows XP is just now making its debut to the world. Windows Vista has spent the last five years in development and has undergone many feature additions, deletions, and changes. Vista features a heavily altered core, and to many users, it will look and feel entirely different. The fact is that Vista is still built on the now mature and robust Windows NT kernel. Vista is intended to improve reliability, security, and manageability. It also was designed to provide an improved user experience.

The reliability factor has long been an issue to ...

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