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12 September 2006 @ 03:11 pm
OS Geekery  
I was trying to learn more about Windows Services when I came across this article, which amuses me for some reason. Maybe one day, when I'm very bored, I'll try reproducing their example- then have fun taking screenshots and jumping through hoops to open Paint so's I can save them.

I don't recommend trying that at home unless you paid attention in your OS class(es)- and even then maybe not, given how inherently ghey Windows can be- but I do recommend picking up that Process Explorer program they mention. It's the Task Manager on steroids. It'll kill processes Windows won't, it can kill trees of processes, and even lets you Google processes if you find one running that you haven't heard of before. I'm still tooling around with it, but I like what I see.
Who am I?canissum on September 12th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Mark Russinovich rocks! I was a little sad when Microsoft snapped him up last July. However, I can't think of anyone better than the person who helped expose Sony's rootkit faux pas to whip Microsoft into shape. (crosses fingers)
Chia de Boskchiasmushf on September 12th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Microsoft has a lot of great ideas and people who are kept around, but don't actually have a lot to do -- sometimes there's PR value in just bringing the person on board, and sometimes they want to make sure they own/control whatever their newest research is.
Who am I?canissum on September 12th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
Agreed. That's what keeps pushing me towards Linux and open source. Operating systems are just too important to be *owned* by one entity.