Windows Vista: more features, better defenses?

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 12:18 AM EST

Beyond the bells and whistles, data safety is Vista's most important new feature -- one every bit as important to consumers and business users alike. First up is Vista's Backup and Restore Center, which helps users save data through several backup options, including a new, enhanced version of Windows XP's system restore function.

By most accounts, Vista is also more secure than Windows XP, providing a better defense against hackers and malware writers bent on accessing your private data.

At CIO Today.

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