did you ever use EMF/WMF graphics format? Probably not, as it's largely a (obsolete) print format. The bug was fixed rapidly. It was pretty serious, yes, but a hidden backdoor? Nah.
And google for "Windows Microsoft Backdoors" gives 129,000 hits? "os x exploits" gives 10,300,000. Which is of course ludicruous, but serves to demonstrate that simple google searches don't show the real problems.App
, since you don't have anything negative to say, you're one of the lucky users of WinMe
. People generally either think "it worked just fine" or "it's the worst system Microsoft ever designed". Win98 2nd Ed. worked pretty well (in the mediocre and crashing easily) way across all systems - WinMe either worked okay, or crashed like hell. At my old hischool, we had to roll back ~50 machines to win98se (trading WinMe licenses to win98 licenses) - not fun.
Updates should continue for IE 6 on all versions of Windows till they retire IE6 for all Windows versions.
If they had no intention on doing this then there shouldn't have been an IE 6 for 9x to begin with.
Ho humm. NT and 9x versions of an application have a lot of codebase in common, there's still some differences, and applications have to be extensively tested before release (you might not think they do this, but they do
). I can quite understand why 9x support is being dropped.
And yes, I have been affected by the bug because I installed a 3rd party patch while waiting for an official one and unregistered the required .dll file.
You haven't been affected by the patch then, but by unsupported 3rd-party software
. In reality, an in-memory patch could have been done that would just remove the problem, since the details are well-known. But nutjobs like Steve Gibson don't have the skills to write something like that.
Interesting that you've had 65 days uptime, considering the ~50-day timestamp counter wraparound thing
Funny thing with XP is that *a few* people are having really hellish problems with it too. It's not at the scale of the WinMe problems, though, and I think it can generally be attributed to hardware failure or bad drivers - NT does put more strain on the system, and makes bad stuff break easier.
I've never bothered with long uptimes on windows myself, as I (unless something important is running) turn off my box every night for sleep and power reasons. I know that people using hibernate have had insane uptimes, and I've had 14 days easily (with 12 times hard abuse and 12 times "only downloads and computations").
I've always disabled driver rollback and the likes. If I've shafted my system, I reinstall it to get a decent state. That's probably just me that tends to royally shaft my system when it finally happens