Microsoft to force Windows updates?

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

  1. Bob ward,
    It not Microsoft that totally chooses to put xp on a system. It is
    the oem manufactures. They decides what to put on their computers.

    You can get a custom made system with Linux at computer shop, but they
    are hard to find locally in most areas.

    The problem with Linux is it does not run MS Office, I know Star
    Office works. Star Office has some problems transferring files back
    and fourth. Once Linux can really run all the software that windows
    and dos runs. (Yes, I already know it can runs some some software
    through x windows and dosemu.) Then Microsoft would have real good
    competitor besides Apple.

    Printers like Lexmark 74-75x don't work with Linux.

    Greg P Rozelle

    My advice is as-is. It could trash your system.
    Greg P Rozelle, Aug 24, 2003
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  2. Here more about Linux.

    Guys thier will be people like Testy that think windows is a great
    system. probably because they had no problems with thier system.
    Me. I prefer windows 98se but I willing to give Linux a shot once
    they improve hardware compatibly.

    Greg P Rozelle

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

    Testy Guest

    You are right I have had no problems with XP neither have any of my 12
    corporate customers and dozens of home users whose systems I look after. If
    YOU don't like it or just aren't capable of making it work then don't use
    it! If you have specific problems post them and get help, aimless whining

    Testy, Aug 24, 2003
  4. It also seems that XP really doesn't offer business any greater
    functionality that Win 2k. Further, businesses can still buy Win 2k and
    already use and understand ait. Why change if there is no compelling reason.
    Same reason for not moving to Office XP. Heck, my shop is still using Office
    Thomas M. Goethe, Aug 24, 2003
  5. When dealing with servers, I think we need to stop thinking about 2000 vs.
    XP and think, instead, in terms of Win X.y vs Win X.z,
    where z=y+1.

    IT departments try to keep their business servers patched and upgraded to
    whatever extent is possible in their business environment. Windows servers
    should be no exception. Support (and compatibility) for older versions
    declines. So keeping up is **usually** the right thing to do.
    Lester Horwinkle, Aug 24, 2003
  6. PLONK on kurtrail?
    I use PLONK in response to abusive postings, foul language, or bigoted
    What's your criterion? What did kurttrail say to provoke a PLONK?
    Lester Horwinkle, Aug 24, 2003
  7. Steve

    Testy Guest

    The same old stuff over and over and over I PLONKED him long ago. He is
    amusing for a while, but becomes boring quickly.

    Testy, Aug 24, 2003
  8. Steve

    Joh N. Guest

    PCyr, after spending 3 minutes figuring out which end of the pen to use, wrote:

    Yeah...quit making Peptic X. Ulcerous look better than you and quit

    Joh N.
    Joh N., Aug 24, 2003
  9. Steve

    Testy Guest

    They don't tell you that.

    Or to update you computer without you approval.
    The first thing I do is disable Auto update.

    Testy, Aug 24, 2003
  10. Steve

    kurttrail Guest

    Testy wrote:


    Self-anointed Moderator
    "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
    "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei!"
    kurttrail, Aug 24, 2003
  11. Steve

    Joan Guest

    Testy, I think the article that started this subject was that it may be
    a good thing for MS to be able to "force" the updates on everyone. Yes,
    I have my update off, but MS could force it like they activision. They
    program their OS, I don't. :-(

    Joan, Aug 24, 2003
  12. Actually, it really doesn't belong in the Dell group. It does belong in
    the Windows group. I am not sure about the misc consumers groups.

    It's not a matter of truth it is about pertinence to each group's
    purpose. Cross posting is a bother. Anyone who wishes to inflict their
    version of the truth should probably go into the kill file.
    Thomas M. Goethe, Aug 24, 2003
  13. Top posted for fun.

    You are talking about servers. I think you are probably right about that
    if one can believe the press. The other issue is what's on the desktop. I
    bet that remains MS.
    Thomas M. Goethe, Aug 24, 2003
  14. Steve

    Mark Guest

    I believe Microsoft will continue to dominate the desktop market with
    businesses and end users, but it will eventually change if Microsoft does
    not take drastic measures to Windows more secure and stable. Linux is
    starting to take over the server arena, but it will not dominate that market
    due to Microsoft's monopolistic marketing.

    Mark, Aug 24, 2003
  15. Thomas
    Don't blame the reply posters. It the orginal poster who should of
    left out

    The original poster didn't cross post correctly.
    He should of not cross posted anyway. If he was going to cross post,
    he should of done it with computer general groups. You can adjust you
    kill filter to not show any cross postings. Or any replies to a cross
    posting thread on most news readers.

    technically this subject "Microsoft to Force Windows update" would fit
    almost any computer news groups

    Greg P Rozelle

    My advice is as-is. It could trash your system.
    Greg P Rozelle, Aug 25, 2003
  16. Steve

    kurttrail Guest

    And who made you the hall monitor?

    It still doesn't change that the fact that no one was forcing either of
    them to read this thread. And bitchin' about it only tend to prolong
    the agony.
    Take it up with the OP! Sh*t happens. Deal with it.
    Then filter them out, if it is so bothersome to you. It's a matter of
    personal responsibility, or do you just enjoy whining?
    Go right ahead, because I'm always gonna "inflict" my version of the
    truth in my posts. Whose version of the truth do you "inflict" with
    your posts?

    Self-anointed Moderator
    "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
    "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei!"
    kurttrail, Aug 25, 2003
  17. Steve

    Chuck Kelley Guest

    Dear UNKNOWN,

    They don't deserve to be spammed or DoS'd, but their OS is
    obviously not very secure. So while my humble opinion may
    stink, yours it equally smelly.
    Chuck Kelley, Aug 25, 2003
  18. Steve

    PCyr Guest

    And how would you know which is more secure? If the majority of people used
    Macs, guess who would be targeted?

    Check out for amazing tweaks and fixes

    Member of "Newsgroups are for everyone"

    Email address is fake to prevent SPAM.
    Real email address is pcyr2000 AT hotmail DOT com
    Change the obvious to the obvious.
    PCyr, Aug 25, 2003
  19. Steve

    Testy Guest

    Just keep dreaming....


    Testy, Aug 25, 2003
  20. Steve

    Will Denny Guest

    Logic queries - who can guarantee living more than 48 hours. Logic also queries - 'an MVP per chance'?

    Will Denny, Aug 26, 2003
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