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With Microsoft's rollout of Windows Vista, many companies need to decide whether they will upgrade their operating systems or retain Windows XP. This note will take a look at the security of both operating systems to see whether Microsoft's claims that Vista is a more secure OS are valid.

Microsoft's Point Of View

So, is Vista really better? Microsoft thinks so. According to Microsoft, Windows Vista is the “most secure Windows ever.” Microsoft states that “Vista is 60% less likely to become infected with viruses than Windows XP.”

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Search Code: 5264
Published: March 10, 2009
Last Revised: March 10, 2009


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