XP Updates - Don't they just **** you off!

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    XP Updates - Don't they just **** you off!

    All Windows XP updates seem to be described simply as:

    'This update fixes all previously addressed vulnerabilities...'

    What is that supposed to mean? If it's been previously addressed, why the hell do I need to update?

    Have you also noticed... that you can't select and copy the text in the update information window?

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    Yet another reason why I'm avoiding XP like the plague. I don't trust anything from MS until it's a year or 2 old.

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    Yet another reason why I'm avoiding XP like the plague. I don't trust anything from MS until it's a year or 2 old.
    Finally someone agrees, I've telling that 2 ppl since they started getting XP when it came out....but would they listen, hell no
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    >>Yet another reason why I'm avoiding XP like the plague. I don't trust anything from MS until it's a year or 2 old.

    I'm three on that. Agree 100%.
    Unless they have Win ME............
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    I've been using XP without any updates for a few months now and I haven't found any problems with it.

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    using it for what, wiping your candy-a..rear?

    in other news: windows 2000 works for me!

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    Cool side note..I just reinstalled W2k, Office 2000, Norton and VC6. To get all patches installed I have ,,so fare,, rebooted my computer 31 times and I am still not up to date with all SP and security patches...After Installing RH7.3 I have never rebooted. I still like w2k better but it is kinda hard to keep up with all the patching.

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    it's better to have active development on an OS and be constantly updating and good, than to have an OS that is updated once a 6 months and is unstable like stevey in a jokes thread.

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    Scrap XP and download Linux

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    Originally posted by jdinger
    Yet another reason why I'm avoiding XP like the plague. I don't trust anything from MS until it's a year or 2 old.

    Thats true, me too. [hey it rhymes ]

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    MS is soon releasing a 40Mb patch for the 32Mill 'real' copies of XP in response to the DoJ ruling.

    They say they have found some of the more common cracked codes and are locking these versions out, so the patch will not work.
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    Originally posted by JasonLikesJava
    Scrap XP and download Linux
    I am never gonna download linux again, not for some years anyway... XP owns linux.

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    "XP Updates - Don't they just **** you off!
    All Windows XP updates seem to be described simply as:

    'This update fixes all previously addressed vulnerabilities...'

    What is that supposed to mean? If it's been previously addressed, why the hell do I need to update?"


    because they have been addressed in bulletins....and here are the fixes...my XP is the most stable of all the OS i have used. oh yes, and all the updates/patches can be found each and every month on that official xp mag jobby thing...no downloading there then.You all like to moan about MS don't you? hehe
    Such is life.

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    Originally posted by Unregistered
    I am never gonna download linux again, not for some years anyway... XP owns linux.
    You wish... you just couldn't handle its supreme power and authority
    OS: Linux Mandrake 9.0
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    >because they have been addressed in bulletins....and here are the fixes...my XP is the most stable of all the OS i have used. oh yes, and all the updates/patches can be found each and every month on that official xp mag jobby thing...no downloading there then.You all like to moan about MS don't you? hehe<

    All 'new borns' are proven to be pretty much invulnerable to attacks, except for Windows, that is. Security is my top priority and that's why I don't use Windows.

    Linux is the most stable OS ever... yet. My Windows crashes every day... (it is true).
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