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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000100.txt from 2002/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] More virus info.
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 19:18:25 -0400

At 05:28 PM 5/3/2002 -0400, Kenneth Wolman wrote:
>This whole virus thing has become really ugly. I'm in belt-and-suspenders
>mode now because of my setup here. A cable modem and router (we have three
>people here with computers) makes a nice inviting target. The fact I also
>use Outlook has caused me to get a bit security-crazy. Eudora, which would
>ordinarily be my mailer of choice, doesn't seem to have figured out what to
>do with XP yet: its import facility migrates empty mailboxes or
>packed-together garbage, take your pick.

I use Eudora and XP. No problems. But, then again, I don't do much
mailbox migrating, either.

>At the risk of being accused of indulging in more Microsoft bashing, I can't
>help but wonder why on earth Microsoft cannot design a piece of software
>that doesn't need 300,000 security patches to make it somewhat operational,
>and why its email clients are notorious for letting in everything from virii
>to rats carrying the bubonic plague. I long for the days of OS/2....

In their defense, the problems come from adding features that make Windows
easier to use and interface with other programs. These features create
vulnerabilities that jerks exploit. Mac OS probably has similar holes, but
it is used by too few people for the exploiters to get the bang they are
after, so they don't bother. Rapid propagation requires many users, and
90+% use Windows. I agree Microsoft should be a bit more careful about
addressing these problems BEFORE release, though.

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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