Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Dec 2009 23:53 UTC
Windows There was a bit of a stink today about an antivirus vendor claiming that Microsoft's November security patches caused computers to show a 'black screen of death'. Microsoft has investigated the issue, and states that the antivirus vendor, Prevx, is wrong.
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RE: Not an issue?
by larwilliams2 on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 12:46 UTC in reply to "Not an issue?"
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The fact is that thousands of people suffer from this issue and it has been known for years now and MS doesn't seem to be doing anything about it, except claiming that the issue doesn't exist, which obviously is a lie.

Way to spread some FUD! It's already well-known that this problem is not an issue caused by Microsoft, but rather the crapware people choose to run or malware they blindly let install. Dealing with all sorts of PCs on a daily basis, I have NEVER seen a Black Screen of Death that was Windows fault, so hah!

That being said, am I the only one who has never heard of this Prevx company? Glad MS did their homework for them though, and then proceeded to hand their ass to them.

Edited 2009-12-02 12:47 UTC

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v RE[2]: Not an issue?
by msundman on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 13:08 in reply to "RE: Not an issue?"
RE[3]: Not an issue?
by strcpy on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 13:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Not an issue?"
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If the user can't edit his/her own apt sources then he/she shouldn't be installing anything not already provided by the current apt sources.)

And there is nothing that can cause the system to crap out in apt sources? The same fallacy that Fedora made.

Edited 2009-12-02 13:12 UTC

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RE[3]: Not an issue?
by rockwell on Fri 4th Dec 2009 15:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Not an issue?"
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so if a user operates an object incorrectly and the object malfunctions, it's the object's fault?

Apparently you've never known anyone killed by a drunk driver. Douchebag.

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