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[3]: Not an issue?
by strcpy on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 13:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not an issue?"
strcpy
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2009-05-20


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[4]: Not an issue?
by msundman on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 13:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Not an issue?"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

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

I'm not sure what you mean, but there's nothing even remotely similar, no. And if something would cause the OSes of thousands of users to completely lock up then obviously the people making the OS would provide some means to fix it. But not MS.

[The comment preview here on OSnews is seriously b0rken. Usually in such a way that things look good in preview but not in the final version. E.g. nested quotes.]

Edited 2009-12-02 13:31 UTC

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RE[5]: Not an issue?
by strcpy on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 14:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Not an issue?"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20


I'm not sure what you mean, but there's nothing even remotely similar, no. And if something would cause the OSes of thousands of users to completely lock up then obviously the people making the OS would provide some means to fix it. But not MS.


I mean that while I haven't used Ubuntu for a while, I am sure that the repository contains all kinds of things (e.g. kernels, kernel modules, insecure daemons, SUID binaries, etc.) that can badly crap out the system in inept hands.

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RE[5]: Not an issue?
by BluenoseJake on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 16:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Not an issue?"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

This is not MS's fault, no matter how much you want it to be. Even PrevX admitted it. Stop the fud, for the love all that is good in the world.

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