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(Washington Post)   I don't see why there is all this hate for Micro$oft. It only took them 11 years to release that security update for Internet Explorer, but they included XP for it   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 20
    More: Misc, Internet Explorer, security updates, Microsoft, automatic updates, Trustworthy Computing, targeted attacks, Windows XP  
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4516 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 May 2014 at 2:24 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-02 02:30:39 PM  
3 votes:
they included XP? Do I get to evolve to my final form?

memeguy.com
2014-05-02 03:47:21 PM  
2 votes:

i.r.id10t: ReverendJynxed: [slackbook.org image 640x400]

But links (elinks actually) can be compiled with both gpm (mouse) and libjpeg support, so you can actually use a mouse and see images.  Did this when I installed gentoo - no need to wait 3 days for X and gnome to compile, start wtih elinks so you can at least surf your porn while your desktop environment compiles.


I finally got around to doing a gentoo install a few months ago. I wanted that particular skin on the wall as much as anything.

It was fun, as command line stuff goes. It was definitely a learning experience, on a variety of levels.

And I will never, ever do it again.
2014-05-02 03:32:51 PM  
2 votes:

letrole: What_do_you_want_now: I've heard this type of IT Trolling before, nicely done with the air of superiority but if you're "booting" in 3 seconds, you're not really booting. That's called "waking up".

Sounds slow. I have boot button on my monitor that starts the computer in one second.


I know right? Do you have that awesome automatic cup holder on your cpu as well?
2014-05-02 03:13:29 PM  
2 votes:
slackbook.org
2014-05-02 04:43:02 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-05-02 04:28:27 PM  
1 votes:
Why the fark is this thread green, for a bizzaro headline on relatively mundane patch news, and why the hell is it on the main page and not geek? It's nothing but a bunch of grumpy geeks grousing about how shiatty computers and users and life in IT are; fark me, it feels like I walked into /.
2014-05-02 04:15:07 PM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Hehe. An old time OS flame war. Ah, I miss the 90s.

*buckles up*

BeOS has the best journaling file system out there. You'll see. It'll beat Microsoft on the desktop. They are working on an Intel version. It'll be better than OS/2 Warp 4 or even Amiga OS.

Linux isn't for the desktop yet. But this new KDE interface is gonna launch it onto the desktop. You'll see.


I have Haiku, which is an alpha-level open-source version of BeOS, running on a VM at home.

It is perhaps the most logical OS I've ever seen.
2014-05-02 04:09:00 PM  
1 votes:
Hehe. An old time OS flame war. Ah, I miss the 90s.

*buckles up*

BeOS has the best journaling file system out there. You'll see. It'll beat Microsoft on the desktop. They are working on an Intel version. It'll be better than OS/2 Warp 4 or even Amiga OS.

Linux isn't for the desktop yet. But this new KDE interface is gonna launch it onto the desktop. You'll see.
2014-05-02 03:47:37 PM  
1 votes:

CheatCommando: CeroX: "So screw that, I'm going to get a computer that just "works". I'm going to buy a Mac..."

$4,500 later...

1990 called. It wants its MSRPs back. Then again, the rest of your straw man is equally inaccurate, so I suppose it is not surprising that you pulled this part out of your ass as well.


So, the biatch most people have about the argument is that my price point on Apple is inaccurate? Really?

So had I put $1300, THAT would have been ok?

And no... The rest of it is not a "strawman". It's 14 years first hand experience. It's dealing with this EXACT issue with quite literally thousands of people. How many war stories you want? Cause I got 'em. Every cliched tech issue you could run into, every end-user who thinks telling me "i'm just not a computer person" is somehow an excuse not to learn the difference between a right-click and a left-click.

Bitter? Yes I am... But it's what I'm good at, and have earned a position that gets me off the front lines and back at the fort where I have full command over everything...
2014-05-02 03:24:39 PM  
1 votes:
I work in an environment where there's still 600+ XP workstations in production (even after two years of us begging them to update their computers), so I'm getting a kick out of these replies etc.

/I just shake my head
//they're gonna get raped hacked
///somehow it'll be our fault... it's always IT's fault. :\
2014-05-02 03:21:29 PM  
1 votes:

What_do_you_want_now: I've heard this type of IT Trolling before, nicely done with the air of superiority but if you're "booting" in 3 seconds, you're not really booting. That's called "waking up".


Sounds slow. I have boot button on my monitor that starts the computer in one second.
2014-05-02 03:20:15 PM  
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: skozlaw: you may not care about IT, but it could be used to attack things you might care about. Even the router itself that's core to your network.

[img.fark.net image 600x381]


That is CLEARLY an HP desktop. Those don't get viruses.


TNel: redmid17: You can also go the Linux route if you want but that might be more trouble than it's worth.

Not if it's just a media computer.


My media server at home is running Plex. So yes, even if it's a media computer Linux is a viable option.
2014-05-02 02:59:15 PM  
1 votes:

nocturnal001: Does using a dollar sign in place of the S in microsoft drive anyone else nuts? It's just stupid because yeah, they are just about the money, just like every other company. For me it ranks right up there with calling the Democratic Party "The Democrat Party".


I'd say that it ranks up there with the use of "libtard" and "repubtard".  It shows an outward bias.  It isn't just annoying - it also suggests that the person's favoritism might make polite debate improbable, if not impossible, and that their arguments may be exaggerated or even fictional.

In short, talking to a fanboi is usually a waste of time.  I usually flag them, if not outright add them to the ignore list.
2014-05-02 02:56:16 PM  
1 votes:

TNel: TNel: CeroX: Naturally, this is all Microsoft's fault. Not the bloated corporate versions of antivirus, encryption, start up scripts, group policy updates, security patches, inventory auditing, security monitoring and software distribution suites that also start up when they log into the machine... no... It's Windows...

LOL  I get that at my work.  Each year we get really nice computers to replace the old ones and they are quick... then we add in all the network software, anti-virus, etc and they are slow and people complain because their home computer is faster.  No shiat my home PC is faster also but it's not connecting to a bunch of crap in the morning.

Oops forgot to add they are usually the same people that complain about the wifi access and why can't we go to walmart and buy some more routers, they just got one for $50 and it's great, why do you need to spend $500 on an access point?


god, don't even get me started down that road. That's not enough weekend/alcohol to make up for it.
2014-05-02 02:49:55 PM  
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Shelbyville: Does the end of XP support really matter if I'm using a good antivirus program like Avast and am using a non IE browser like Chrome/Firefox?

Still use XP for my entertainment center desktop computer. See no reason to upgrade it if its main usage is living room internet browsing, streaming video, and some older Steam games.

Yes. Antivirus and firewalls can't be 100% effective against exploits caused by underlying vulnerabilities in XP that are discovered but not patched.


A buddy of mine works for the DoD Cyber Security division, and they have classified XP as a national security threat... so there's that...
2014-05-02 02:38:51 PM  
1 votes:
Does the end of XP support really matter if I'm using a good antivirus program like Avast and am using a non IE browser like Chrome/Firefox?

Still use XP for my entertainment center desktop computer. See no reason to upgrade it if its main usage is living room internet browsing, streaming video, and some older Steam games.
2014-05-02 02:37:39 PM  
1 votes:
This failure clearly illustrates that closed-source software isn't a viable model.
2014-05-02 02:36:52 PM  
1 votes:

olapbill: they included XP? Do I get to evolve to my final form?


No, but you can level up like a normal person. :)

/friggin' Pokemon weirdos....
2014-05-02 02:29:46 PM  
1 votes:
I would like to see a browser that hasn't had critical security issues discovered years after it's release.
2014-05-02 11:57:48 AM  
1 votes:
Nice trolly headline

The headline would be accurate if Microsoft knew about the problem 11 years ago. They didn't.
 
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