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Microsoft screws up AGAIN. Now your programs may stop working !

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Eeyore, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Microsoft warns on Vista update

    Microsoft is warning Windows Vista users that a forthcoming service pack
    for the operating system may stop some third-party programs working.

    The software giant has released a list of programs that may be broken by
    the SP1 update for Vista.

    Most of the software hit by the upgrade are security programs that
    prevent Windows users falling prey to viruses, trojans and booby-trapped
    webpages.

    The Windows Vista update will be released to the public in mid-March

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7205059.stm

    Just what kind of IDIOTS are they ?

    Graham
     
  2. Monopolist - Same as Government.
     
  3. z

    z Guest

    quite the opposite. if they were idiots, they'd stop their own
    programs from working, while third party programs continue to work.
     
  4. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    Very rich ones who somehow seem only to mess up other peoples
    programs. Appearing to be stupid is how they stop you from thinking
    about the real reasons.
     
  5. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    IMHO MS really blew it on Vista. I've got a lot of clients but I know of
    none who has rolled out Vista. And when I called Dell to order another
    PC from their business line the sales guy said "... and I guess you want
    XP on there, right?" ... "Right."

    Quote: "Microsoft warned that its list was not "comprehensive" and asked
    people to get in touch with the maker of any affected software to fix
    problems." ROFL!
     
  6. Joel Koltner

    Joel Koltner Guest

    I'm not surprised... when Vista first came out a year ago, Microsoft had said
    that they'd be shutting down some of the techniques used to "hook" various
    parts of the operating system. Ostensibly this was to make the OS more secure
    from viruses or similar malware, but you might recall at the time that various
    anti-virus software vendors protested loudly since they use many of the same
    techniques to watch for virus-like activity.

    Some anti-virus vendors chose to update their products whereas others didn't,
    it would seem.

    Other than "Fujitsu Shock Sensor" all of the programs on the list are either
    anti-virus type programs or DRM type programs (that behave very much like
    viruses as well...).

    My gut feeling is that a little more than one year after its release, Vista
    hasn't obtained the market penetration that XP had in a similar timeframe.
    But maybe I'm just remembernig history through rose-colored glasses...

    ---Joel
     
  7. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Sounds like (yet another) reason to avoid using Redmond's
    fragile, infection-prone family of closed-source payware platforms.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=cach...+zz+FAQ+free-*-*+delivery-*-*-*-*-*-*&strip=1

    ....and in related news (Wine, Codeweavers):
    *Photoshop Works Better Than Ever Under Linux, Thanks to Google*
    http://news.google.com/news?ncl=1134340316
     
  8. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Your perception mirrors reality.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:slashdot.org+intitle:Vista+intitle:39
    When the techie press isn't chiding M$
    for saying that Vista is better than what it previously produced,
    the press is pointing out all the deficiencies and blunders
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:slashdot.org+intitle:Vista+Less&filter=0&num=100
    as well as the abysmal adoption rates of Vista.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:slashdot.org+intitle:Vista+percent&filter=0&num=100
     
  9. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

  10. Guest

    Quote: "Microsoft warned that its list was not "comprehensive" and asked
    Lemme guess.. hmmmm... traversing their bureaucracy is a waste of time. :)
    Voting MS-XP or BSD//Linux is way more resource efficient.
     
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  12. They used to have a program where you could pay a monthly fee to get
    priority service on their telephone service.
     
  13. Guest

    At least the top of MS aren't idiots when it comes to lining their pockets.
    The ones getting sucked dry are their customers. Installing supriseware is
    maybe not the best for mission critical stuff.
     
  14. Guest

    Provided the support people are qualified. And they actually do something about
    the problem in time.
     
  15. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
     
  16. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    LOL @ 'surpriseware' ! It's not really funny though is it ?

    Graham
     
  17. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Why would anyone actually *want* Vista over XP ?

    Graham
     
  18. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    I have no idea.
     
  19. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I'm sorry I migrated to XP from 2K :-(

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  20. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Well, I also hung on as long as I could and would never in my right mind
    consider migrating a PC "up". But then one fine day Dell told me that
    the next PC can only be shipped with XP. I grudgingly accepted. I would,
    however, not accept Vista. Then I'd just move on until some manufacturer
    with good reputation would be willing and able to ship with XP.
     
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