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"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... "
an absolute os expert.
several times huh?
windows xp shipped in 2001 with a firewall included.
os expert didnt bother to turn it on first huh?
and after several times you still hadnt learned enough to enable the built in firewall?
thats one of the reasons you lose power in arguement. you dont know what you write about.
and, the fella said windows pcs since 1995. so who said anything about it being xp to begin with? i regularly go to do work for folks still running windows 98 that have the original 90 day eval av software never updated and no firewall and they have never had any problems.
still a bad move though. its just like you saying mac os and linux are "immune". that is false. they are not immune. just because you get attacked less is no reason to not take reasonable and responsible precautions. and thats why linux and mac os x include firewalls today.