Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 9th Jun 2006 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft will not fix a serious flaw in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition because a patch could break other applications. The security bug relates to Windows Explorer and could let an intruder commandeer a vulnerable PC, Microsoft warned in April. The software maker has made fixes available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000, but it has found that eliminating the vulnerability in Windows 98 and ME is "not feasible," it said.
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Armeck
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2005-12-17

Exactly, win98 is coming close to a 10 year cycle. MS is damned if they do and damned if they don't sometimes.

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protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

"Exactly, win98 is coming close to a 10 year cycle. MS is damned if they do and damned if they don't sometimes."

That statement is probably very true. It would seem to me, though, that when you produce a product that turns out to have a flaw this serious you have a moral obligation to either fix it replace it with a product that works properly even if it is old. But then the the phrase "moral business" seems to be a bit of an oxymoron these days. :-)

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