Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 7, was made available to the general public earlier today. To say that this was eagerly anticipated is an understatement, however, as in the United Kingdom, pre-orders on Amazon for copies exceeded both the last book of the Harry Potter series as well as the Nintendo Wii. This made it the biggest grossing pre-ordered item in the history of the online retailer’s British site.
Trend Micro Senior Threat Researcher David Sancho had this to say about the new OS:
Microsoft has been improving the security of its OS that is why there are fewer network vulnerabilities every time. Having said that though, security cannot be taken for granted and there’s always room for improvement. The Web is today the biggest infection vector therefore hardening the OS needs to be complemented with strengthening the browser and applications used to visualize Web pages (such as Adobe Acrobat, Flash, etc.).
Now, users may wonder if their Trend Micro products will work with Windows 7. The answer is yes. Programs such as Trend Micro Internet Security will work just as well in Windows 7 as in previous versions like XP and Vista. Whether users upgrade or stick with their current OS, they can continue to rely on their existing Trend Micro software. Even HouseCall, our free online scanner, will run under Windows 7.