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Old 12-20-2001, 06:50 PM   #1
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For Anyone W/ Windows XP or ME -In Case You Haven't Heard..

Windows Vulnerable to Hack Attacks
(AP) - Microsoft's newest version of Windows, billed as the most secure ever, contains several serious flaws that allow hackers to steal or destroy a victim's data files across the Internet or implant rogue computer software. The company released a free fix Thursday. A Microsoft official acknowledged that the risk to consumers was unprecedented because the glitches allow hackers to seize control of all Windows XP operating system software without requiring a computer user to do anything except connect to the Internet.

You can download the security patch here

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/default.asp


Most secure ever?

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Old 12-20-2001, 06:58 PM   #2
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Old 12-20-2001, 07:11 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! I would never have known about this. Yeah, the safest ever!

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I installed Win2k over my ME.

I found ME to be a horrible operating system.
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Old 12-27-2001, 08:57 AM   #6
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They're very control-freakish, are Microsoft. Apparently if you don't register this new version with them within x number of days, Bill Gates will personally come round to your house and put a dead kitten in your back pocket (and shave off both your eyebrows whilst dating your current boy- or girl-friend).

Seriously though, they cannot hope to stamp out pirate copying of their software. As with any software, copies 'pirated' from friends or family members' original CDs, are the only way some folk are ever going to be able to use this technology.
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Old 12-27-2001, 09:53 AM   #7
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They're very control-freakish, are Microsoft. Apparently if you don't register this new version with them within x number of days, Bill Gates will personally come round to your house and put a dead kitten in your back pocket (and shave off both your eyebrows whilst dating your current boy- or girl-friend).
That actually happened to me.

I'm happy with how stable it is, but damn does that OS yap a lot! Always informing me of things I'm not interested in... and not just once!
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They're very control-freakish, are Microsoft. Apparently if you don't register this new version with them within x number of days, Bill Gates will personally come round to your house and put a dead kitten in your back pocket (and shave off both your eyebrows whilst dating your current boy- or girl-friend).
That actually happened to me.

I'm happy with how stable it is, but damn does that OS yap a lot! Always informing me of things I'm not interested in... and not just once!
It's a scandal in my humble uneducated opinion. I've heard the new version is indeed very stable, but if so: WHY THE HELL WERE THE PRECEDING FIVE OR SIX VERSIONS NOT STABLE? I mean, for most of us, you can't NOT use Windows.

All I know is that the 98 version (whatever it's called) crashes almost daily on me. Bill better watch out that I don't put a dead kitten in HIS back pocket.
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