Typical cover up "M$ Posts Critical Patches"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sparky's, Apr 13, 2004.

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    Sparky's

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    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,115664,00.asp

    And they expect to get longhorn out??? :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Jovian9

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    Maybe m$ should start making headlines when there is NOT a security flaw in their software.
     
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    Dippo

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    Great, well I guess I better update my computers AGAIN!!
     
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    Jovian9

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    ....or maybe making headlines due to security flaws is the m$ way of staying in the headlines while they are doing nothing relevant other than announcing delays of longhorn........
     
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    wdlove

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    It never ceases to amaze me, that such a large corporation would have these issues. They have decades to perfect the program. :confused:
     
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    Bear with me, but I really wonder if this is M$'s way of creating a sort of security fear with windows so when Longhorn does come out everyone will be so scared about the safety of windows they will all upgrade. M$ knows there are relatively few people who will leave based on the number of security updates...who knows...this very well could be their marketing ploy...and effective from their standpoint I would think.
     
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    yamabushi

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    Windows Super XL 2027 - It sucks less than Windows Advanced PS 2025. Buy it now or you'll have to worry about crashes and malicious code. We got it right this time. No, really. Honest. Would we lie? :rolleyes:
     
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    Dippo

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    Yea, there are A LOT of people, businesses, and instituions that still use Win95 and Win98. When Blaster came around, they didn't have to worry about it because it didn't affect their systems, only Win2K and above.

    Remember how Win Server 2003 was supposed to be this new great super secure OS? Well it still has all the same problems as Win2K and XP, and I can assure you that Longhorn won't fix it!
     
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    grow up children.

    ms said last year that they were ramping up their efforts on security, so of course you're going to see a bunch of patches. if macos was on as many desktops as windows, you would be seeing the same sorts of exploits.
     
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    jxyama

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    a common fallacy...

    the common counterpoint is how apache is more popular than iis but sees significantly less exploits.

    the number of inherent holes does not depend on the popularity of the product. actual exploits do, to a degree, but i don't think it's to the level how M$ is always exploited. i really think windows have more inherent holes and design flaws than OS X or linux.

    besides, M$ wanted the dominance. they got it, so if exploits are one of the consequences (i don't think so, as i said above, but...) then deal. saying "OS X wouldn't be much better" does nothing to refute the fact windows is full of holes that are exploited.
     
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    Macmaniac

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    CNN had it all over their tech page, I really wonder how this is effecting M$ accountability and if people are looking towards an alternative because of this news. M$ seems to be shooting itself in the foot, now if this translated into Apple adoption this would be great!
     

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