Home > Windows > Critical Microsoft Patches on patch Tuesday Critical Microsoft Patches on patch Tuesday Submitted by Danny 2005-04-08 Windows 41 Comments Microsoft will provide a variety of patches; some of which are described as critical. The patches are part of Microsoft’s monthly security updates. Read more. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 41 Comments 2005-04-08 3:35 pm business as usual… 2005-04-08 3:44 pm I have a stupid question, but I see this all the time, especially at this site and I don’t know what it means and also who it’s directed at. Timerever above makes the comment that there is “Nothin’ to see…”, as if we can’t make our own decision, and then says “Move along please…”…is he talking to us or the web site? And is a command or a request? Forgive me for being off topic, but after seeing these comments, I would like to know what it means? Aside from that, I agree, that there is nothing really too noteworthy on this report… 2005-04-08 3:51 pm OK, if you put it that way, I’m staying! Have a nice day 2005-04-08 3:56 pm 🙂 2005-04-08 4:02 pm Well, it’s always nice to see struggling greenhorns Keep along, but still, nothin’ to see here :] 2005-04-08 4:05 pm However if these were critical flaws in Mac OS X patched the first post would be “har har told you Macs aren’t secure” and the second would be a price comparison between a self-build PC and a Mac of their choice. Go figure. Matt 2005-04-08 4:10 pm Then we could discuss why anyone would put something on a mac other than OS X. then a Ubuntu war would rage out for some reason. Then someone will ask a wierd offtopic question about BeOS, then a gentoo user would post about -march and -O settings. an America sucks fiasco would happen then someone would incorrectly blame President Bush for their slow internet connection.and then some gay kid would say how cool mandrake is. I’m going back to Dr. DOS i think. -adam. 2005-04-08 4:15 pm I’m sure the next dozen dozen comments won’t be along the lines of “har har told you Window’s wasn’t secure.” And, frankly, that would be an improvement on comments so far 2005-04-08 4:18 pm geez a whole day and no linspire ‘review’….. wow! 2005-04-08 4:18 pm Nothing to see here, please move along. 2005-04-08 4:26 pm President Bush is not responsible for slow internet connections. Former Vice President Gore is. After all he invented it. 2005-04-08 4:38 pm gore who? 2005-04-08 4:39 pm lmao this is a funny thread we have going on here. Brilliant…too bad I dont have much to contribute…to sleepy. 2005-04-08 4:59 pm “President Bush is not responsible for slow internet connections. Former Vice President Gore is. After all he invented it” He never said that, he said he helped do it. 2005-04-08 5:33 pm Nicholas, come on man. You’re killing the moment. 2005-04-08 5:35 pm Golly Gee Willickers! Linspire is neato! It has CNR, and LSongs, and LTunes, and it comes with a lot of stuff! It’s real pretty too! But, it was a little slow on my 486/33… Replies: – It forces you to login as root – Why are they charging for free software? – Ubuntu/MEPIS/PCLinuxOS/Lycoris/etc is faster, better, cheaper! – Windows XP costs $550 with MS Office. – Linspire rips off the OS community and doesn’t contribute back. – Linspire changes the names of the apps. – why can’t I get it and CNR for free? Ok? There’s a whole Linspire Review thread condensed into one message… LOL! 2005-04-08 5:43 pm You people are no fun. Pre-empting a perfectly fine opportunity to turn this into a Microsoft bash fest, why don’t you. Shame, shame.. 2005-04-08 6:21 pm Of course there are the people who are going to say that Mac OSX isn’t a real UNIX because you supposedly can’t change your window manager, and that the install CD doesn’t install the developer tools like GCC by default. Followed by comments that the reality distrotion field hates themeing and once he gets into your living room he’s going to keep you from ever redecorating. I’m actually looking forward to the half-english/half-jibberish comments that simultaniously bash “M$”, and the “U$”, while wondering why anyone would every use anything other than UTUTO with Fluxbox. 2005-04-08 6:35 pm Ha….I love it! Let the MOMENT linger! 2005-04-08 6:37 pm You guys are noobs. To take it to the next level, you need the FSF guys to come in and say that Stallman is a cross between Jesus and a character from an Arnold Schwartzenegger movie who is about to come in and pwn the M$ noobs. Finally, some 12 year old genius will step in and explain that this is all part of some cosmic struggle between good and evil, and declaire Jihad on all things microsoft. seriously, this is the best ms patch thread I have ever seen, anywhere 2005-04-08 6:37 pm har har told you Window’s wasn’t secure. Meanwhile, Mac OS X keeps getting better and better! 2005-04-08 6:47 pm Windows just keeps getting better and better. I for one am happy that MS is putting all this effort and giving away free patches I bought XP 3 years ago and I still get free patches (not that i’ve ever been affected because 1) I’ve got a good wifi router with a firewall and b) I don’t click on arbitrary attachments in Mozilla Email. 2005-04-08 6:50 pm you can really tell the people who dont read the existing comments before posting. dont remember when ive seen anything this funny 2005-04-08 6:52 pm thanks for releasing the patches! can’t wait to install them so that my little sister can msn safely again… 2005-04-08 6:53 pm read subject. 2005-04-08 6:54 pm Or you could do another Linspire review, haven’t seen enough of those lately. I wanted to read more about “how they’re solving my solutions, making Linux easier.” 2005-04-08 7:41 pm Timerever, your humor needs some work. :/ It’s aiight though… carry on. 2005-04-08 7:47 pm Shocking! OK, so it’s a small news item. To make it more interesting, I call people’s attention to the following Web page: http://www.eeye.com/html/research/upcoming/index.html If they patch these, then bravo Microsoft! It will be the first timely response to a security flaw that I can remember. If they don’t, it’s business as usual. 2005-04-08 8:21 pm Well, at least Linux doesn’t have DRM. 2005-04-08 8:47 pm Since we’re so far off topic anyway. Does your IP indicate you work in Customs? If so, any idea why there’s two sets of custom forms for packages, one for under 3 lbs. and one over 3lbs.? Just thought I’d ask for the hell of it. 2005-04-08 9:10 pm If the updates are so frigging critical, then why wait till tuesday. >:( The sooner I jump ship to linux the better… 2005-04-08 9:20 pm Maybe.. TESTING? 2005-04-08 11:53 pm Remember, the key to security is to build a tin-foil tent around your windows box and then paint penguins on it… 2005-04-09 12:41 am 1. Steve Jobs “Reality Distortion Field” usually found very active around keynote speaches and the biggest question in the universe 2. Why can’t Gasee run a company to save himself? Great technology and crap management. BTW every piece of software needs patches afterall, we are only human. 2005-04-09 1:02 am I put mandrake 10.1 on my laptop yesterday, except it won’t work with my orinoco gold card, so I went back to windows 2000. Seriously, things need to be a little more simple stupid for Linux to take off. But how critical can the patches be if they can wait a month? /I hope someone smiles at this post. 2005-04-09 1:25 am Isn’t this the cycle where SP2 is going to be forced upon the masses? I can’t wait for all those service calls.. “My program won’t run”, “My XYZ program won’t print”, “What are these new icons?”. Maybe we should just merge OSX, XP and Linux to be done with it. Nahhhh. It’s too much fun -this way-. 2005-04-09 2:01 am DR stands for Digital Research, however they have nothing whatsoever to do with researching fingers. 2005-04-09 3:11 am “What do you want to patch today?” 2005-04-09 12:38 pm I love it. I have a new signature addition. Micro$haft “What do you want to patch today?” free since October 2003. 2005-04-09 12:42 pm Sad, so sad… I would even say: weak and pathetic. Where are “upgrade treadmills” and “path-patch-patch” and “blah-blah-blah” and all these worries about overworked Windows admins? I would only guess that by Microsoft providing patches monthly and not even every month the traffic on /. and OSNews dropped by 40%. 2005-04-09 2:43 pm I guess the internet traffic on Tuesday is going to be slow.