Reading through my RSS feeds today, I stumbled upon an interesting post over at Neowin entitled ‘Vista’s Security Rendered Completely Useless by New Exploit‘ which reports on a new technique that can ‘bypass all memory protection safeguards that Microsoft built into Windows Vista.‘ Continue Reading…
The Mojave Experiment has been the center of the latest round of controversy surrounding Microsoft and its flagship operating system Windows Vista. Initially I thought Mojave was a brilliant marketing ploy and it would work wonders to clear the bad air on Windows Vista..
Well it is not really the best marketing ploy ever! If I were to choose my words, I’d call it the lamest marketing exercise of the year. The Mojave Experiment means Microsoft has stooped to an all time low, trying to do every single thing it can to clear the air about Vista. But trust me Microsoft its not as easy creating a beautiful new OS codenamed Mojave only to reveal that its nothing but Windows Vista.
Here’s how Microsoft describes the Mojave Experiment :
What do people think of Windows Vista�� when they don’t know it’s Windows Vista? We disguised Windows Vista as codename "Mojave," the "next Microsoft OS," so regular people who’ve never used Windows Vista could see what it can do – and decide for themselves. Now decide for yourself.
Oh well, here are my top 5 reasons why the Mojave Experiment is Epic fail’
Windows Vista came bundled with one of the most irritating security features to date that is the UAC. There are many apps that I use that require to be run in elevated mode everytime I run them.
I’ve already told you guys how to disable UAC for specific apps permanently but that hack requires a bit of work, instead using a free software called Elevate Me you can take the pain out of running apps that require elevated mode.
Just install the software, and you should find an option the right click context menu to run a software or a program in elevated mode. Really easy isn’t it? Installation is a breeze, but the irony is that the installation needs to be run in the elevated mode. Nevertheless here is how you can install Elevate Me.
I keep trying variety of registry tricks everyday, and install and uninstall numerous applications that demand a restart whenever I install them. To get away with boring restart process I normally kill Explorer.exe from the task manager and wait for it to restart automagically. But the problem is that the Task Manager method is like forcibly killing the process instead of terminating it cleanly.
Luckily there is a hidden option in both Windows XP and Windows Vista Start Menu that will allow you to terminate and restart Explorer.exe cleanly. As you can see in the screenshot above there’s a hidden option in the start menu to cleanly terminate Explorer.exe. Follow these steps to get that option visible and cleanly terminated Explorer.exe.