PG on Longhorn

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by WWW, Jul 25, 2004.

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  1. WWW

    WWW Guest

    I know it is probably too early to ask this question.

    Will PG run on Longhorn? At least on the developer copy distributed at Microsoft PDC last year?

    Is PG a kernel hack or a written using documented Microsoft API? Is there a high chance that PG will not work on Longhorn because Microsoft decides to disable certain essential API that PG relies on and PG has to be rewritten from scratch?

    I just want to know how DiamondCS is going to handle the gap on the transition from XP to Longhorn. Will PG be rewritten to be .NET compatible?
     
  2. Pilli

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    Hi WWW, I doubt MS know what the final version of Longhorn will look like yet and I do not think it will be publicly available before 2006.:)
    So IMHO any answer to your question regarding Process Guard would be speculative. :D

    Process Guard does use undocumented features, as to what exactly DCS will probably reply.

    Pilli
     
  3. Jason_DiamondCS

    Jason_DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    We will probably take a look at Longhorn when it enters release candidate phase, but even then, programs like Process Guard will still likely be effected in the push for the final version. I don't think it will be much work to migrate to Longhorn, I also think Longhorn is probably going to acquire a few features that Process Guard has at the moment.
     
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    Will SP2 have any of those features? I've seen the Data Execution Prevention tab, even though it's not enabled yet, and wonder if it is a step in Longhorn's direction.

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  5. Jason_DiamondCS

    Jason_DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Re: Windows SP2 - Get an Athlon 64

    SP2 will provide support for buffer overflow (no execute) protection, if you are using the right CPU, like an AMD Athlon 64 CPU. This is quite a big security upgrade, something which should have already been available on all x86 CPU's. Longhorn will undoubtably include this protection. I think this is the tab you are referring to, the reason it isn't enabled is because you don't have an Athlon 64 CPU installed in your computer.

    I would urge everyone who is serious about security to upgrade to an Athlon 64 CPU just to receive these security benefits, for once there is a reason to upgrade your computer other than just to "make it faster". :)
     
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