Readers Respond: Labs Windows Vista Wishes
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "Labs' Windows Vista Wishes."My wish list [for the forthcoming windows Vista] is a bit less "new stuff" and more "improve whats there now" ("Labs Windows Wishes," Aug. 22). Vista should allow me to more easily specify what programs are allowed to run on startup. In fact, I should be able to set a rule that would prevent any program or process from auto-loading on startup unless that program is registered with Microsoft.
Microsoft (or an industry consortium) should keep a database of all known programs and processes, and Vista should use that database to tell me as much as possible about any executable file or library it finds on my computer.