Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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Re: christian paratschek (IP: ---.dsl.sil.at)
by drsmithy on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 10:12 UTC

basically, it was a big story on the net a few weeks ago. and don't tell me that you can run an xp-machine without a firewall nowadays. it is just not true. i have gone trhrough this several timea already. buy a computer for one of my friends, connect it to the net, boot it up: *blam* - sasser. no chance to install a firewall first...

Here's the 31337 h4x0r trick to avoiding this.

1. unpack your shiny new computer and boot it up. Do not connect it to the network.
2. enable XP's built-in firewall.
3. connect the network cable.