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Old May 19th 04, 06:54 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Run Windows Update on the Win2K box...we have 1 critical update for you
(IE6 with Internet Tools).

OK...go on then.

Out of interest, run Windows Update again...we now have 5 critical
updates for you because the version of IE6 we gave you needs patching.

They really are pathetic, aren't they? Why not just make a patched
version of IE6 available for download?
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Old May 19th 04, 06:58 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Zog The Undeniable wrote:

Run Windows Update on the Win2K box...we have 1 critical update for you
(IE6 with Internet Tools).

OK...go on then.

Out of interest, run Windows Update again...we now have 5 critical
updates for you because the version of IE6 we gave you needs patching.


Aaargh...and ANOTHER one FFS!
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Old May 20th 04, 12:05 AM
Simon Brooke
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in message [email protected], Zog The Undeniable
') wrote:

Zog The Undeniable wrote:

Run Windows Update on the Win2K box...we have 1 critical update for
you (IE6 with Internet Tools).

OK...go on then.

Out of interest, run Windows Update again...we now have 5 critical
updates for you because the version of IE6 we gave you needs
patching.


Aaargh...and ANOTHER one FFS!


There are alternatives, you know. If you don't like Windows, you don't
have to use it. Personally, I have *never* had Windows on my main
desktop computer.

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Old May 20th 04, 10:09 AM
Dave Larrington
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Simon Brooke wrote:

There are alternatives, you know. If you don't like Windows, you don't
have to use it.


Unless, that is, one does all this Usenettery, web-golfing, usw on one's
employer's coin. In which case one has to use what one is given.

Bah!

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Old May 20th 04, 12:35 PM
Simon Brooke
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in message , Dave Larrington
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Simon Brooke wrote:

There are alternatives, you know. If you don't like Windows, you
don't have to use it.


Unless, that is, one does all this Usenettery, web-golfing, usw on
one's
employer's coin. In which case one has to use what one is given.


So that's why there are never any nuts when you need them!

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Old May 20th 04, 06:08 PM
Gawnsoft
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On Wed, 19 May 2004 18:58:46 +0100, Zog The Undeniable
wrote (more or less):

Zog The Undeniable wrote:

Run Windows Update on the Win2K box...we have 1 critical update for you
(IE6 with Internet Tools).

OK...go on then.

Out of interest, run Windows Update again...we now have 5 critical
updates for you because the version of IE6 we gave you needs patching.


Aaargh...and ANOTHER one FFS!


Even if you use Windows, why use IE?

Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and then IE are my typical uses.
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Old May 20th 04, 08:55 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Gawnsoft wrote:

Even if you use Windows, why use IE?

Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and then IE are my typical uses.


I don't use IE - normally (see headers). This was for my FTP server,
which I keep patched. Unfortunately as there is no way to remove IE
from Windows 2000, you have to continually patch the thing. Some
security holes can be exploited even if it isn't the default browser.
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Old May 20th 04, 11:35 PM
Simon Brooke
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in message [email protected], Zog The Undeniable
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Gawnsoft wrote:

Even if you use Windows, why use IE?

Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and then IE are my typical uses.


I don't use IE - normally (see headers). This was for my FTP server,
which I keep patched.


No.

No, really.

Don't run Microsoft *anything* on a public-facing Internet server.

Really, don't do it. And for FTP of all things..... no.

Thet way lies very deep grief.

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