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The key selling point for Windows 7, as emphasized in a concerted advertising campaign that stretches across both TV and the Web, is that it's leaner, simpler and faster. It doesn't have to complete the phrase "faster than ..." because we all know how to complete that phrase. Microsoft's bet for Windows 7 is that users smart enough to complete that phrase, care. So if some of the comments Betanews has been receiving about Internet Explorer's recent problems being a non-event, or a "YAWN," really did reflect reality, then Microsoft has already lost the bet.
With this information age and its freedom comes consequence and responsibility for all involved. Clearly most users seem they can't help but go or click where or when they shouldn't, and with such ignorance, prevention and restraint appear the obvious solution. Social engineering continues to succeed when it shouldn't and there will always be vulnerable code and a weakest link to exploit. All software whether an OS or application by nature is a work-in-progress with no clear finale...