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Re: Recycle Bin not enough, Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level

  • Subject: Re: Recycle Bin not enough, Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 06:17:37 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS
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__/ [ High Plains Thumper ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 03:56 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Monday
>>> nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>> Quote:
>>>> -----------------
>>>> When is a deleted file really deleted? With Windows Vista, that answer
>>>> gets complicated.
>>>> Microsoft recently revealed that Windows Vista would inherit "volume
>>>> shadow copy" technology from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. In
>>>> those older operating systems, volume shadow copy is used to take
>>>> periodic snapshots of key system files, though the service can also be
>>>> instructed to monitor any kind of data for the purposes of creating a
>>>> system "restore point."
>>>> -----------------
>>>> End quote
>>>> Want to make sure your operating system isn't pulling any obscure or
>>>> undocumented tricks behind your back?  Use Linux!
>>> I like the "trash" bin in Linux.  Right click on "empty", it is gone, no
>>> turning back!  IMHO, redundant features like this volume shadow copy and
>>> for a matter of fact, multiple copy and paste buffers in Microsoft Office
>>> provide another reason for sites like, "Windows Annoyances" to remain
>>> open. I find it particularly annoying when copying and pasting, to see
>>> that stupid multiple choice pasting buffer pop-up.
>> To play devil's advocate: When you empty the trash bin, you only eliminate
>> the pointers to the data which is being 'deleted'. The data is still there
>> on the disk (until overwritten), but it requires some deciphering, for
>> which there are tools. It's a similar scanrio with shadowing. If you want
>> to delete data properly, get the needed tool. But expect deletion be a
>> much slower operation as a result. To the ppolice, ingorance about this
>> (as well as the inclusion of this Vista feature) is a true blessing. A
>> detective's delight...
>>                 Vista Encryption Concerns British Gov
> This concerns me:
> | The technology will additionally prevent malicious software from being
> | installed on computers without the user's consent.
> | 
> | But the move has been criticized by some, who say companies could use the
> | digital rights management to prevent users from installing programs they
> | have not approved, such as peer-to-peer file sharing applications.
> Perhaps it will prevent programs that Microsoft has not approved, such as a
> Linux boot partition?

Or Firefox. Now look at how ironic this is. Microsoft is shoving Internet
Explorer 7 into all the users' computers. Users need to download special
software merely to /prevent/ Microsoft software from being installed as part
of that future system update.

Sometimes, you wonder if Microsoft can become more malicious. But always,
they manage to surprise you.

Best wishes,


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