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How to kill Vista with just two keys
« on: July 14, 2007, 11:10:08 AM »

I know you people think I hate Microsoft (and you'd be right) but I had to laugh at this one: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Perform-a-Windows-Vista-Suicide-Pressing-Just-2-Keys-59886.shtml
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 11:15:44 AM »

Two kill a mockingbird?
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 11:39:41 AM »

How on earth do people find these things out?  I'm relieved that it can't be done accidently while innocently typing, but it really shouldn't be possible at all :(
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 04:11:05 PM »

Well from all I've read it would seem that Vista is the new Windows Millennium Edition.
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 02:21:03 PM »

Not good.

I dont imagine it will be too long before someone writes something that does allow the command to be run remotely, or that can be triggered from an outside event. :(
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 11:26:01 AM »

I think this is blown a little out of proportion... it's nothing more than the user opening too many windows for the system to cope with, and the OS runs out of resources.

Perhaps they should put a rate limit on the Windows + whatever keys, so that they only execute once until you physically press it again. Perhaps they should also not let any one program take all available resources from the system. But it's not really a bug or anything, and I guess once MS get round to doing something about this, they will rate-limit those keypresses somehow in a future windows update.

By the way, try it on XP, it works on there too, and nobody's exploited it yet!
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 12:59:19 PM »

I can't stand reasonable people. :P
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 02:05:27 PM »

>> it's nothing more than the user opening too many windows for the system to cope with, and the OS runs out of resources.


Something along a similar vein was exploited several years ago.  I fondly remember the "You are an idiot" page.
The more you tried to close the page - the more it danced around and if you did managed to hit the X then it opened another pile of pages until the system ran out of resources and all you could do was reboot.
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007, 02:06:49 PM »

I can't stand reasonable people. :P


Sorry... is this any better?....

OMG!!"!!!11  U cn kil windoze wiv just 2 keys OMG LOL so funny haha Micro$oft r so bad vista sux lmao linux rulez :D

:P
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 03:04:29 PM »

Yes, that's much better. I see you appreciate the subtleties. :D
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2007, 08:46:07 AM »

I can't stand reasonable people. :P


Sorry... is this any better?....

OMG!!"!!!11  U cn kil windoze wiv just 2 keys OMG LOL so funny haha Micro$oft r so bad vista sux lmao linux rulez :D

:P

I'm going back to bed.
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Re: How to kill Vista with just two keys
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2007, 09:05:52 AM »

dont blame you :D
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