TWO MORE Security Flaws found in WinXP SP2...

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  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    from slashdot and Heise Security:

    Woo boy... who would of thought... Microsoft is the opposite of security
     
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    what a bunch of dumb****s. I sure hope that Longhorn is good. Because I think that Apple is going to have a hard time ramping up production to fill the demand for the wave of people that want 'an alternative'.
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Damn, only 2? M$ is sure doing good these days! :D
     
  4. JeDiBoYTJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^ But Wait! Theres More! Can't forget about the wonderful GAMES that are also affected!!

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/08/16/news_6104980.html
     
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    Well my roommate is already looking to switch to Apple once he pays off his credit card balance and neither one is going to be updating to SP2 for a while because of all these issues. It seems like Microsoft is giving people a pretty compelling argument for switching.
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    Are you being sarcastic? :confused:
     
  7. stoid macrumors 601

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    *smack* I'm an idiot. Re-read post. I thought you were saying that MS was giving people a compelling argument to upgrade to SP2. :rolleyes:
     
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    You have to wonder what goes through the minds of corporate customers when they read stuff like this. It's really interesting to me that M$ is still gunning for the enterprise market at all.

    OTOH, M$ also seems to be shifting its push to a more diversified home user base where ignorance about security issues reigns supreme. I seriously wonder how many end users at home and in small offices have ever bothered to keep up with M$ releases of patches, updates and service packs. I mean, do you really want to sit through 2-25MB of downloads every month on a 56K modem? It might explain the plethora of M$-based Outlook email viruses that land in my "In" box every day.

    *sigh*

    It kinda makes me wish Apple won its lawsuit against M$ back in the 80s - imagine a world where Windows couldn't exist. :D
     
  9. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine that there are quite a few institutions now more seriously considering some form of UNIX for critical tasks -- be it OS X, Linux, *BSD, or even Solaris.
     
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    wow some of those games effected were written by M$.. silly bastards.
     
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    I'd go apesh*t if M$ f'd-up my NASCAR 2003! I gotta have my racing. :cool:

    Microwank can never seem to catch a break in fixing their crap software. It's one step forward, two steps back for those goobers. :D :D :D
     
  12. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    Are you surprised?
     
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    I love how it breaks versions of their own software. Especially MSFT Office!

    Nothing like shooting yourself in the foot!

    Sushi
     
  14. JeDiBoYTJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    surprised? lol. I saw it coming... who couldnt? :p
     
  15. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Not many, and I agree. It has everything to do with the whole Windows architecture. My guess it will NEVER be fixed. And if Longhorn has any vulnerabilities, they will be found from the most serious hacker to script kiddies. Fine. I like my world just the way it is. And next year I am outlawing IE at work (no longer developed for Mac, but still). Safari or Mozilla only. I just wish I didn't HAVE to use Office.
     

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