Somebody over at Sony must have a thing about rootkits because once again the company is caught trying to cloak files on systems using what security company F-Secure describe as "rootkit-like behavior." This time the product afflicted is Sony's MicroVault USM-F fingerprint reader software that is supplied with fingerprint-protected USB flash drives.
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Several ZDNet readers have asked for my thoughts on Mark Russinovich's response to Vista network slowdown issue.
Gabe Newell, president of Valve Software, believes that Microsoft made a serious mistake releasing DirectX 10 for Vista only, excluding Windows XP. I have to agree with Newell.
I have received a response to the Vista network performance issue from Microsoft.
BeyondTrust has unveiled software that will, for $30 a seat, make Vista's UAC prompts disappear.
You know, as much as I think that Ed Bott's call for less whining and more complaining about Vista has merit, I still think that there are times when it's perfectly OK to kick the tires, light the fires and enter full-on whining mode,. My logic is simple - It's my stuff, I paid for it, and therefore I'm entitled whine if something doesn't work right. Whining, after all, is easy. Complaining is a lot harder.
I'm pretty sure that MTV's decision to dump Urge is a way to punish Microsoft for abandoning PlaysForSure.
When you stop to think about it, you realize what a really lucky company Dell is. After years of below par customer service, it still manages to both attract new customers and retain many of its existing ones. It even manages to get irate customers to tell it what's going wrong - but is Dell listening?
I'm still trying to get a handle on this Vista network performance issue, especially what causes it and what the effect is.
This post is a follow-up to "Playing music severely degrades network transfer performance in Vista" which I posted earlier.