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Allchin on Vista's security, timing, and your questions

Windows chief says stronger defenses are a key for Microsoft's new OS. Plus: Vista test schedule tweaked, Allchin answers your questions.

Windows chief says stronger defenses are a key selling point for Microsoft's new OS. Plus: Vista test schedule tweaked, Allchin answers your questions.

Allchin: Buy Vista for the security

If you aren't impressed by the OS update's flash new features, consider getting Vista for its tougher defenses, Windows chief Jim Allchin says.
January 27, 2006

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Vista coming your way
Windows chief Jim Allchin answers questions from News.com readers.

A vista of Vista
One reader wanted to know which computers would be able to run Vista.

Does Vista mean business?
CNET News.com gets a look at Vista's office functions.

A secure Vista
Microsoft's Neil Charney and Jim Allchin give a tour of some antiphishing and parental-control tools in Vista.

Vista for developers
Neil Charney on some ways application developers could use the new Vista platform for graphics and data presentation.

Microsoft revamps Vista testing schedule

The company opts for delivering more preview versions, instead of more traditional "beta" and "release candidate" test versions.
January 27, 2006

Windows chief fields readers' questions

newsmaker We asked News.com readers to tell us what they wanted to know about Vista. Then we asked Jim Allchin. Here's what he said.
January 27, 2006

previous coverage

Microsoft looks beyond Vista, sees Vienna

The software maker has changed the code name for the Windows Vista successor, once known as Blackcomb.
January 20, 2006

Redmond moves along with Vista

roundup Developers get near-final versions of WinFX tools for the OS, which also gets an image flaw fix.
January 18, 2006

FAQ: Getting a handle on Windows Vista

Everything you need to know about the upcoming update to the dominant operating system.
January 27, 2006