Microsoft to force Windows updates?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Steve, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Steve

    Richardson Guest

    If you want to achieve worry-free computing, and avoid wasting any of your
    time fighting worms, then the Mac is perhaps the best solution out there for
    many people...OSX is extremely stable and impervious to crappola like
    blaster worms and assorted virus infestations. It comes down to what you
    think is the value of your time. My time is too valuable to waste being a
    beta tester for Bill Gates (except where my employer pays me to run Win 2k).
     
    Richardson, Aug 23, 2003
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  2. Steve

    Shaun Marolf Guest

    (Gordon Burditt) wrote in
    Well I can tell you why MS left port 135 open on XP systems. It was the
    "Remote Tech Assitant" feature that would allow MS to go in and fix windows
    problems for you. First off not only a bad idea but most certainly something
    that was going to get taken advantage of eventually and sure enough...

    --Shaun
     
    Shaun Marolf, Aug 23, 2003
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  3. Steve

    Shaun Marolf Guest

    Linux is good too. Recently got a user friendly rating though still a long
    way from the ease of a Mac. Just as secure if not more so.

    --Shaun
     
    Shaun Marolf, Aug 23, 2003
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  4. Steve

    plated metal Guest

    Not in the publishing industry. Everyone I know in "hard-copy"
    publishing (books, magazines, newspapers) uses Macs for layout etc.
    That's serious work. Also, curiously enough, in the biological sciences
    there's a lot of serious mac apps out there for lab use. That's most
    definitely not the case in the electronics biz that I work in.

    -p
     
    plated metal, Aug 23, 2003
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  5. Excellent idea and it works for me.
     
    Thomas M. Goethe, Aug 23, 2003
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  6. We have hard men with guns who work for us.
     
    Thomas M. Goethe, Aug 23, 2003
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  7. And one of these days the jerks who do this stuff are going to realize
    how many wide open Macs are out there to exploit. I use both platforms and
    virtually all Mac users thinks that their machines (whatever OS) have no
    vulnerabilites and therefore don't bother to use firewalls or anti-virus
    software. A few have learned the hard way that there are some Mac viruses.
    More than one has lost the contents of their hard drive.
     
    Thomas M. Goethe, Aug 23, 2003
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  8. Steve

    kurttrail Guest

    .. . . . and sometimes die. GWB has got them boys busy at the moment, so
    maybe we should leave the civil authorities to hunt down and persecute .
    .. . . er, I mean, prosecute these snot-nosed scubag virus writers.

    Since when did it become fashionable to break our established laws, in
    order to properly punish mere criminals, and making it palatable by
    foisting upon them the label of "terrorists?" One day it just may be
    you that is wrongly labeled a "terrorist."

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    kurttrail, Aug 23, 2003
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  9. Steve

    kurttrail Guest

    Shoot first, ask no questions at all. My my, aren't we being rational?!
    Oh, and I suppose the French were wrong not to join in on the WMD Easter
    Egg hunt, because they didn't believe all the "sexed-up" intelligence
    reports made up by the Anglo-World powers as a smoke-screen to gain
    control over post-UN sanctions Iraqi Oil?

    Go back to watching all the "Fair & Balanced" news that Rupert wants to
    spoon-feed to you!

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    "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
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    kurttrail, Aug 23, 2003
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  10. Steve

    helmsman Guest

    It wasn't the U.S.A that was responsible for the deaths of 10 -15000
    of there mama's and papa's.
    The U.N? That's just another word for lets get the American's money.
    The stupid fucks didn't even want protection in Iraq! Serves them
    right. **** the frogs and the U.N!
    ..
    Boycott anything made in France & vacation somewhere else!
     
    helmsman, Aug 23, 2003
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  11. I saw. Big John said, in one paragraph, that most users are clueless. He
    then went on at great length about how MSoft doesn't seem to be doing
    anything proactively to defend the 'Net, and that most of the experts in
    the media are just as far off-base. I agree with all three of those
    assertions, which leads to my suggestion that we do not, perhaps, need
    to educate and/or license my Aunt so much as we need to educate, license
    and discipline the software developers and the media experts.
     
    Dick Yuknavech, Aug 23, 2003
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  12. Steve

    PCyr Guest

    **** the UN? You really are a dumb ass. The UN was put in place after WW2
    to prevent a WW3, and from countries going around doing as they please,
    while the world turns a blind eye. I guess in this case, the UN felt that
    the US wasn't presenting enough evidence to support an attack on Iraq. BTW,
    there were more than a few facts in the State of the Union, that were later
    found out that Bush's people knew that the facts were unsupported. And the
    big question on CNN, "Would we have attacked Iraq with the facts that
    weren't made up?"

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    PCyr, Aug 23, 2003
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  13. Steve

    PCyr Guest

    So get a licence to use the internet. Oh, wait, they already do something
    like that. It's called registering with your ISP. Your IP address is the
    licence, and the information the ISP has is the information on that licence.

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    PCyr, Aug 23, 2003
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  14. Steve

    Chuck Kelley Guest

    Yah, let's all switch to a Mac. Guess what OS the idiots will target
    next? The prime reason a Mac is not targeted is because it represents
    less than 5% of the computer users out there in cyberworld. Also the
    idiots that write these virus/worms/trojanhorse crap hate M$ and do
    whatever they can to dicredit them (not that they don't deserve it)
    IMHO.
     
    Chuck Kelley, Aug 23, 2003
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  15. Steve

    Unknown Guest

    Obvious your humble opinion stinks. Why does MS deserve that. Grow up.
     
    Unknown, Aug 23, 2003
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  16. Steve

    helmsman Guest

    Where do you get your news ? The world never stopped slaughtering
    itself. Tell it to the latest chump in N.Korea.
    Pure politics, the frogs went around buggering up the works from one
    end of the earth to the other. Of course I must be wrong as there
    tourism "American" has gone thru the floor.
    Nobody is perfect.
    CNN?
    What a joke BWhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    If that's where you get your news I know you are a tard!


    END!.............................................................

    ..
    Boycott anything made in France & vacation somewhere else!
     
    helmsman, Aug 23, 2003
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  17. Steve

    helmsman Guest

    Why do you assume that I get my news from only one source?
    Projecting my own "Fair & Balanced" news viewing habit from:
    http://hfradio.org/english/
    and
    http://www.ilgradio.de/

    Where as I'll bet you get yours from FOX,CBS,NBC.CNN,ABC ect...
    News for the simple masses.


    ..
    Boycott anything made in France & vacation somewhere else!
     
    helmsman, Aug 23, 2003
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  18. Steve

    helmsman Guest

    International laws are broken all the time. The bigger you are the
    more you can get away with.
    The french went from one end of Africa to the other trying to get
    votes to fight us in the U.N.
    And clinton never had sex with monica. And every government in the
    world uses propaganda.
    That's good because if clinton was in they would say all is OK.

    Bottom line is the place is full of bad people and we WILL clean it
    up. It's us or them, there or here.
     
    helmsman, Aug 23, 2003
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  19. Hear is a twist. Which was patched.

    Microsoft Security Holes Leave Macs Vulnerable
    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,94703,00.asp

    Apple computers do have security Updates but not as much as Microsoft
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798


    Viruses can get Macs and other operating systems


    Microsoft should not force an update on us. Reason,
    I tried the xp auto update. I stayed online for 4 hours and no update
    installed or downloaded. (Some started, but never finished). I used
    windows update and it was a lot faster. Imagine what intenet traffic
    that would cause. Also, how would you know for sure you system is
    totally updated. This is what I know, when I go windows updates. I
    also don't want the net feature.

    I wonder why in ever film we see an apple computer. Not
    an xp or an earlier version of windows. In this one movie. Their
    was a computer that was a Mac but the company logo was an hp.

    Snipped.


    Greg P Rozelle

    Disclaimer
    My advice is as-is. It could trash your system.
     
    Greg P Rozelle, Aug 24, 2003
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  20. Steve

    helmsman Guest

    The U.N. is a joke!
     
    helmsman, Aug 24, 2003
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