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Microsoft to fix critical IE bug that has gone unpatched for 6 months


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

 

Microsoft plans to fix a vulnerability in version 8 of its Internet Explorer browser that allows attackers to remotely hijack computers that do nothing more than visit a booby-trapped website.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/microsoft-to-fix-critical-ie-bug-that-has-gone-upatched-for-6-months/

 

I think M$ needs to learn the words to that Brittany Spears song.... " Oop's we did it again" ha ha.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

 

 

Microsoft plans to fix a vulnerability in version 8 of its Internet Explorer browser that allows attackers to remotely hijack computers that do nothing more than visit a booby-trapped website.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/microsoft-to-fix-critical-ie-bug-that-has-gone-upatched-for-6-months/

 

I think M$ needs to learn the words to that Brittany Spears song.... " Oop's we did it again" ha ha.

 

 

This is what M$ said according to the article:

'In a statement issued to media outlets, Microsoft said some patches take longer to develop than others and that "we must test every one against a huge number of programs, applications and different configurations," '

 

Well, one way to reduce the number of scenarios would be to not re-brand the product every 5 years and make people pay for it again.

 

I'm generalising a little here but how hard would it have been to let Windows Vista be developed further instead of creating Windows 7.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:10 AM

Microsoft is a company and it needs to make money. A common business model is to bring new products on the market and stop supporting the older products.

Windows Vista was further developed, and was rebranded Windows 7. Windows 7 was not rewritten from scratch,
only parts of it.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:12 AM

Microsoft is a company and it needs to make money. A common business model is to bring new products on the market and stop supporting the older products.

Windows Vista was further developed, and was rebranded Windows 7. Windows 7 was not rewritten from scratch,
only parts of it.

 

Haha. I'm not going to mix it further (beyond this).

 

I live in a shades of grey world, so I can imagine that some people employed by M$ were unhappy with the relative insecurity of Windows XP. And, to be fair, they supported it for 10-11 years.

 

But they were extraordinarily profitable and subject to anti-competitive investigations, at times.

 

My last comment, honest :)



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:33 PM

Microsoft is a company and it needs to make money. A common business model is to bring new products on the market and stop supporting the older products.

Windows Vista was further developed, and was rebranded Windows 7. Windows 7 was not rewritten from scratch,
only parts of it.

Yes. Microsoft has Share holders to answer too, Employees to pay and yes they need to make money, Not only do I not have a problem with that, I think it is the duty of the CEO and the board members to make a profit every year, And if they fail replace them.

 

The biggest problem with Vista was, Most of the PC's it came on were never meant to run it. I remember my old Compaq presario laptop with vista on it, OMG it was slow, It only had a GIG of ram, How could I run Vista and FireFox with a few tabs open and listen to music? I couldnt so I got more ram and bingo everything ran fine.

Re this XP is great cry cry cry thing, I remember when people myself included saying things like " XP is c$ap" "there are no drivers" "its unsatabe"  I swore I would never use it, Yet I did and loved it.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:39 PM

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