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Ms Bans Autopatcher


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Poll: Autopatcher Gone! (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Did MS Goof Or Save The Day?

  1. Microsoft Was Justified In Their Decision (2 votes [13.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  2. Microsoft Is Not Justified, But Had Good Intentions (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. They're Only Protecting Their Intellectual Property (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  4. Microsoft Is Just Stupid For Doing This (6 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  5. What's Autopatcher? (6 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

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#1 Andrew

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 11:48 PM

Well?

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 08 September 2007 - 11:49 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 09:28 AM

It's probably available somewhere in the I-net underworld.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 09:59 AM

Indeed, the older versions will be available forever (I'm currently seeding several of the on bit torrent) but new versions... that's what worries me.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:53 AM

Has anyone ever wondered why M$ has several thousand security updates and fixes for its' products. Personally, I think they sell incomplete versions and let their unwitting customers fill the role of beta testers.

Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean someone's not out to get you.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:59 PM

Has anyone ever wondered why M$ has several thousand security updates and fixes for its' products. Personally, I think they sell incomplete versions and let their unwitting customers fill the role of beta testers.

I'm unaware of any generally used operating system or program that has not needed numerous updates and fixes.

Believe I've seen studies that show that Microsoft products fall in the general range of most other similar products in this category.


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 01:24 PM

Stupidity runs rampant at Redmond. Need I say more.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:07 PM

Yea I reada about it this morning, but what I understand they will be working on a new "version" that does not interfere with the reasons why M$ had them pull the tool. I have used it a few times and think it pricesless. As if M$ monopoly aint enough already...

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 04:26 PM

I grabbed and saved the aug 07 core for xp, that's good enough for me

still waiting on sp3 to slipstream
not a very big vote, but looks bad for redmond

Edited by DaChew, 09 September 2007 - 04:27 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:17 PM

I think it was just a stupid move on MS part. They are worried that if someone uses Autopatcher for malicious activity they (Microsoft) will be the ones blamed for it. So I guess it was a smart preventitive PR move for them. However, for the common network administrator, I say it was a load of crap!




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