Re: XP-Free Day

Posted by Sam Powers ( on May 21, 2001 at 20:34:48:

In Reply to: Re: XP-Free Day posted by Loran Hughes on May 10, 2001 at 13:55:16:

: : I'm game, let's start gathering suggestions under this thread..
: : How certain is it that XP will be released on time?
: : Our experience with the gaming project may help in the multimedia end, and I'd like to have a MacOS X system around too.
: : Rik

: According to the AP, Microsoft announced that XP will go on sale on Oct 25th with the biggest marketing effort in Micro$oft history.

: I'm willing to bet that this day is set in stone. They want to make the Christmas season. Here's a great XP feature: it allows authorized persons to log into your computer to fix problems. Do I smell a security hole big enough to drive a truck through?

I don't know, do I smell telnet/ssh? ;)
Although Microsoft is infamous for backdoors in their products, UNIX has had the useful part of this functionality for years and years.. ssh is tons more mature..

on top of that, you really have to sabotage a unix machine (unless it's redhat) to match windows' insecurity.. and you gotta know what you're doin, too.






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