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    Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    Which is why Feb. 8 will be a great day to be a Mac user. :mhcky21:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...pcworld/119593
    Microsoft Plans Major Patch Day on February 8

    Fri Feb 4, 6:00 PM ET
    Stacy Cowley, IDG News Service

    Microsoft is expected to release 13 new security patches on Tuesday, February 8, including several "critical" updates.

    The release, part of Microsoft's regularly scheduled monthly security update, is the company's biggest patch roundup in months. Included will be nine Windows updates, with at least one rated "critical." Also in the update bundle will be a "moderate-risk" update for Microsoft's SharePoint Services and Office; a.Net framework update rated "important"; a "critical" update affecting Office and Visual Studio; and a "critical" update affecting Windows, Windows Media Player, and MSN Messenger.

    Microsoft announced the number of planned patches in a security bulletin advance-notification message posted to its TechNet Web site. The company has adopted a schedule of releasing security patches in batches on the second Tuesday of each month.

    Details of this month's patches will be available when they are released on Tuesday. Microsoft will host a Webcast at 11 a.m. Pacific Time Wednesday to outline technical details of the updates, followed by a question-and-answer session. This month's Webcast has been extended by an hour to allow extra question-and-answer time.
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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    My new Mac arrives on Tuesday.

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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    Wann know why there are no viruses for the Mac?

    Who wants to write a virus nobody will get?
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    I want a Mac.


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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    Mac played the Super Bowl halftime show.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    Wann know why there are no viruses for the Mac?

    Who wants to write a virus nobody will get?
    Or maybe it's the fact that Apple's software has a more stable core. Don't forget, Unix (of which OS X is based upon) has been around for many years longer than Windows, and proper security was built into them from the get-go. For Windows, security is an add-on (and a poorly developed on at that). Windows was built around the "convenience" paradigm, and convenience is simply not compatible with "security". Beyond that, security wasn't that big of a deal/problem until computers (with real power) were turned into a home appliance, making them available to legions of morons and evil-doers around the world.

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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    Hackers are egomaniacs at heart.

    they want to recognized.

    what egomaniac wants to cripple 3%?

    as proof i offer this: mySQL which is the world's most popular DB for the web is now being targeted by hackers. gasp! open source targeted by evil doers? it's because it's popularity.

    IMO had apple made better business decisions in the 80's and crushed Gates when they had the chance, we'd all be complaining of all the mac worms and security issues.

    Hackers are smarter than IT people. They just are. and these days, they are better funded too.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Microsoft Releasing Major Windows Patch on Feb 8

    If it's ego, then I'd wager there'd be a hacker out there that would rather have the first effective Apple virus than the 10,000th Windows virus...


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