Vista Details Revealed in Privacy Policies

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Microsoft Reveals More Vista, IE 7.0 Beta 1 Features
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Windows Vista, which is rumoured to be released as Beta 1 tomorrow, is already haemorrhaging secrets with postings of the Windows Vista and IE7.0 privacy policies. Mary Jo has sifted through, and has some nice tidbits of information posted.

Vista Beta 1 will include an audit feature that will allow an administrator to monitor the system and create a security log, according to the privacy documentation. It also will include a built-in Microsoft's Rights Management Services (RMS) client. RMS is Microsoft's software that acts as a DRM system for applications software, primarily Microsoft Office.

A new Speech Recognizer feature due to be built into Vista will provide "speech recognition within Windows and any applications that choose to use it," according to the documentation. "Speech recognition by the Microsoft Speech Recognizer will increase in accuracy by learning how a person uses the language, i.e. the words they like to use, the way they use grammar, and the frequency distribution of words."

And there's a fair bit more, so see the post...

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haemorrhaging

you can spell that word this late at night?
I'm impressed.

I like the idea of speech recognition, but then again typing is often the only exercise I get

nah, had to look it up at

nah, had to look it up at dictionary.com hehe!

Microsoft does irony after all

So they're going to call their DRM system RMS? Ho, ho, ho.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman

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