[Dshield] WMF "wait for us"

Jim McCullough jim.mccullough at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 16:57:56 GMT 2006


Too bad their end of support doesnt also mean release of the source code

On 1/6/06, Aaron Lewis <aaron at adldatacomm.net> wrote:
>
> I have to say that I have also found XP Home to be far less stable. That
> could just be me and the systems I've experienced but that's my feeling. I
> personally won't allow my family or clients to use XP Home in any
> environment. I just don't see the point of limiting yourself to save a
> couple bucks. Somewhere a few months later they'll want to do something
> they
> can't.
>
> Yes the support does end on Jan 1 2007 or Dec 31 2006 however you look at
> it.
>
> -ADL
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org]On Behalf Of Johannes B. Ullrich
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 11:14 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Dshield] WMF "wait for us"
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>
> Wes S wrote:
> > On 5 Jan 2006 at 8:55, Tim Hollebeek wrote:
> >
> >> Compared to the decision to completely discontinue security
> >> support for XP Home in less than a year (!), this decision
> >> is eminently reasonable.
> >>
> >> -Tim
> >>
> >
> > What?  I just bought my mom a XP home computer for Christmas.  Is
> > this really true?
>
> Here is MSFT's comparison page:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
>
> The missing "networking features" are unlikely to be used in a home
> environment.
>
> The only feature I would miss for home use is the encrypted file system
> if you install it on a laptop. But for a desktop, thats probably less of
> an issue (unless you have desktops walking away from you).
>
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