RE: [Full-Disclosure] lame bitching about xpsp2
From: Brad Griffin (b.griffin_at_cqu.edu.au)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 13:33:10 +1000
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Eric
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] lame bitching about xpsp2
On Thu, August 12, 2004 6:12 pm, Nick Eoannidis said:
> ok, i dont know what you guys have done when installing xpsp2 but
> their is nothing wrong with it!
> i have gone through rc1 and rc2 - sure rc2 wasnt stable but its a beta
> its not supposed to be!
> i have installed xpsp2 on all my machines - the full package 272mg and
> it works fine! no out of focus windows blah blah and any other crap
> quite frankly if your dumb enough to install sp2 without thinking what
> you might break then it is your fault!! - ie uninstall any firewall
> software before installing sp2
> its time to stop bitching about sp2 and get it working - its going to
> save the IT industry time and money by stopping worms and buffer
> m$ have actually got this one right!
It's great that it works for your one configuration, but there are
thousands of other configurations out there. For some, it is not
working, even when they read the documentation. The world is not just
you and your PC.
I'd be far less kind in responding Eric. I'd say, "So you with your 'all
my machines' had no problems and the rest of the planet are whingers?"
Well aren't you clever! Do you want some lollies to celebrate? Thanks
for that suggestion about uninstalling any firewall too. That should fix
everyone's' problems with sp2!
But I suppose, if it made Mr Eoannidis feel that good that he had to
post some bait, I'll bite and make him feel even better because he got a
P.S. FWIW my home system had no problems with sp2 either. We're still
doing thorough testing before deploying in a professional environment
though, for obvious reasons.
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