Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 1st May 2008 01:55 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Security consultant Howard Fosdick has contributed the latest entry in the 2008 OSNews Article Contest: a highly detailed examination of security and privacy on the Windows platform, and how to use free software tools and a little knowledge to protect your privacy online.
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RE[5]: interesting-ish
by Adam S on Thu 1st May 2008 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: interesting-ish"
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

You can't use that site in Vista or Server 2008. Windows Update is a standalone app, and the site will tell you so.

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RE[6]: interesting-ish
by Valhalla on Thu 1st May 2008 14:32 in reply to "RE[5]: interesting-ish"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Adam S wrote:
-"You can't use that site in Vista or Server 2008. Windows Update is a standalone app, and the site will tell you so."

ehh ok, sure. but I'm running Windows XP. and here it works with Internet Explorer, but not with Firefox or Opera (likely due to it relying on activex), so as I said in the earlier post, for me that is the only situation I've encountered where I need to use Internet Explorer.

where exactly are you going with this Adam?

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RE[7]: interesting-ish
by Adam S on Thu 1st May 2008 14:46 in reply to "RE[6]: interesting-ish"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Windows does not require IE anymore for WU. As time goes on, you won't need IE, which is what the grandparent said, that he needed IE for WU. All I've been saying is that that restriction has been removed in all current versions (and, presumably, future versions) of Windows.

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