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11-27-2007 @ 10:14AM
It doesn't copy files to different locations to hide from hackers...What it does do is separate program data from the program. And does so for each user. This is how an OS should perform. Linux does the same thing. By keeping the data separate you protect your data from other users on the same system (not to mention you can uninstall/reinstall the program and not have the data affected).But as I said, this is nothing new to Vista, all operating systems copy each others features and this separation of program files and data has being going on for a long time in *nix and even in Windows since 2k (Maybe ME even? now if you want to talk about a failed OS, there you go).The security features that Vista does put into place is that it won't allow anyone to write to a protected directory (program files for example) without the user giving the admin password. It also warns you if another program is trying to access that data. That is what it does to block virus/hacker threats, not just 'hiding the data'.But anyways, this thread is about screenshots, not operating systems, so I digress. So go find your screenshots wherever your particular OS decides to put them and send them in! :D
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