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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dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

MS actually tried to stop the ball with their proprietary MSN and eventually were very late in the game.
For very long time they perceived internet as a threat.

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nberardi Member since:
2005-07-10

That was not my point and I think you are puposely missing it. If it wasn't for the dominance of Microsoft, with cheap PC's for the masses that had an OS that worked enough for most of the world, Netscape wouldn't have had a platform to provide access to the World Wide Web.

So as you are sitting there bashing Microsoft over the internet, just think of who helped promote the internet to where it is today.

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

So as you are sitting there bashing Microsoft over the internet, just think of who helped promote the internet to where it is today.

The engineers who made the first utilities to communicate with eatchother deserve most credit.Those ideas and tools where avaible for free to pass on.This whas way before anyone had heard anything about MS.Guess who grabbed several pieces from everywhere and?

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