NEWS:'Critical' flaw found in Windows

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    trappeduser Guest

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    Adrian Guest

    Adrian, Jul 24, 2003
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    trappeduser Guest

    YES, mind you I know what you mean, "Tell us something
    we don't know!!"

    This directx problem is news to me, thank god I run WINME
    and not that XP POS!
     
    trappeduser, Jul 25, 2003
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    Stacey Guest

    Stacey, Jul 25, 2003
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  5. <joke> The difference between Windows and Linux is that Microsoft
    *admits* that the Windows OS is flawed.</joke>
     
    ToolPackinMama, Jul 25, 2003
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    Adrian Guest

    YES, mind you I know what you mean, "Tell us something
    LOL!!! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist...

    ~ Adrian ~
     
    Adrian, Jul 25, 2003
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    Conor Guest

    Lots of linux flaws are found quicker than on Windows. A linux flaw is
    found and a rectification posted usually in less than 24 hrs. With
    Windows, some flaws don't even get rectified as Microsoft don't see it
    as being worthy assuming that Microsoft hasn't swept them under the
    carpet.

    Bill Gates himself even said he wished he could have the 100,000's of
    software engineers that Linux has looking for flaws.

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    Conor, Jul 25, 2003
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    Adrian Guest

    Lots of linux flaws are found quicker than on Windows. A linux flaw
    is
    And, some of the fixes aren't publically available. You have to call
    MS to request them and prove you have a need for it! That I find
    unbelievable. I think they should leave it up to the user to decide
    whether they really need it or not...

    ~ Adrian ~
     
    Adrian, Jul 25, 2003
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    Stacey Guest

    What group of users do you think found the flaws with intels last P3's
    that made intel recall them? Hint it wasn't MS users... Given they are the
    vast majority one has to ponder on that one.

    Linux has plenty of flaws. I've found apps that just don't work right so
    move onto another. Problem with windows is you PAY to beta test apps/os's
    for them and get worse support than the open sourse versions.
     
    Stacey, Jul 26, 2003
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    Conor Guest

    This'll scare Windows users:

    "In an otherwise innocuous article at they NYT (FRRYYY) Bill Gates
    says that according to error reporting software in windows, 5% of all
    windows installations crash two or more times every day. Gates goes on
    to state that Microsoft is looking at charging for some of its software
    updates that it now distributes for free."

    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/25/1920251&mode=thread&tid=109
    &tid=187
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    WooduCoodu Guest

    i think that's the first time i've ever seen anyone happy to admit they have
    windows ME.
     
    WooduCoodu, Jul 26, 2003
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    Same Guy Guest

    Same here. I've been using Win2K Pro for over a year now and have never
    had one crash.

    I do clean my registry regularly and minimize the apps I install, so
    that may have an effect.
     
    Same Guy, Jul 26, 2003
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    Conor Guest

    Read the last sentence. Think of the number of updates in the last two
    weeks.


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    Conor, Jul 26, 2003
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  14. Are you sure about that ?
    I don't think they would do that, because most of their software would work
    on UNIX base system or even on Linux.

    I think they work on Win2000 or even NT depending on the dept.

    Henry G.
     
    Henry Gonzales, Jul 27, 2003
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  15. I very rarely download updates. I don't see the point in doing it unless it
    fixes a problem I am encountering. I am on dial-up, so security isn't of
    great concern, although I probably would update more often if I was on a
    permanent connection.

    The last line is very vague. It isn't a quote to start with, it doesn't say
    which updates they are thinking of charging for, and it is only considering
    (although I would expect it to happen - the general way to handle these
    sorts of things is to get the idea out there first and see the reaction,
    then wait a while and maybe charge a small amount for just one or two things
    so that there's not too much to complain about, then go on from there).
    People have jumped immediately to the conclusion that all updates will be
    charged for. That is ludicrous. I will eat my hat if Microsoft start
    charging for security fixes. Microsoft are excellent at one thing -
    maintaining their market share. Charging for security updates doesn't make
    any sense at all.

    Gareth
     
    Gareth Church, Jul 27, 2003
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