75 posts • joined 28 May 2007
the service pack isnt dead
So wheres Windows 7 SP2?
Maybe thats what flash needs. It is possible in the registry for IE.
Two factor authentication
Surely m$ can enable this for their blog and twitter account.
no longer supported
I thought apple had ceased development of safari on windows. I thought they'd done enough damage with itunes.
Windows 8 is going down like a bucket of cold sick
That opening line is awesome.
If it has a plug or battery or wires you have to deal with it.
OS deployment time
Good time to rid all those pcs on xp.
Its the combination an idiot has on his luggage
That is all.
Ipads dont seem to like proxies with authentication as half the apps don't obey the proxy setting or the auth. Tgats probably why it departments loath them. You also can't use wireshark to pin point these issues as the thing is so locked down.
1 company that behaves like 8
If they were to split. It would be a good thing, hopefully not a vista/8 again. Though when you spend a lot of time with m$ stuff you realise the different product groups almost behave like little companies. The adk can't be bundled with sccm? Shared excel files don't work on a dfs share.
Isnt java a horror story?
Vanilla is the way forward
The amount of school, colleges etc that are moving away from LA and/rm is quite high. I hope rm die a quick death.
XP needs to go. Its 12 years old. UAC does actually make the os more secure. The biggest problem is a) cost, win 7 licencing etc. B) support for older equipment / software. For most orgs linux is not a viable option as they need to run autocad, photoshop etc. There has to be cut off at some point.
Some pdfs don't work on acrobat reader 10 on hmrcs site. Its probably because the government is still on xp. Burying head in sand. Someone should make a browser just for java with a whitelist.
IE can be managed
Group policy makes it very easy to manage and lock down. Firefox doesn't have a easy way of doing this. Chrome does have group policy templates though they are not as detailed as ie's.
If you believe the rumors windows 365 maybe the next wacky redmond idea. Subscription OS.
Any chance of hyper v being able to be installed on Windows 7? No thought not. You have to use windows 8 shame.
its not the os its the software.
Apart from money, its software that was badly written, poorly packaged. Or do stupid things like write to program files or worse the windows folder. 7 will run fine on a core 2 duo with 2gb of ram. If your lowest spec is lower than this the performance would be poor even on xp.
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Re arranging the deck chairs on the _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Wont be deploying. Hopefully Windows 9 will have the start menu. Even if its only in the enterprise version.
Disable/don't use the feature. It wont tale long for someone to find which file in chrome/firefox stores passwords. Either that or 2 factor auth everywhere.
The April 2014 deadline
Been the case since sp3. XP is dead move on. Most of the issues are software poorly written and/or packaged. I agree win 8 is a no go. 7 seems fairly stable now. It takes a day to do a build and capture of 7 all those .net updates. I dread to think how long xp would take.
Oh no theres one other plugin with security as useful as a chocolate teapoot
Java. Just wait for it. Java 7 u30 and Java 6 u50.
The fact the updater in flash uses the system account is cause for concern.
My original iphones wifi stopped working after a year making it a paper weight. Yeah revolutionary device there.
Why? Its ancient, poor 64 bit version. Can't inject drivers on deployment. Win7 is better. Can't see many ents going for ie 10. Seeing as many will be stuck on ie8 for quite a while.
Still don't understand why you can't deactivate windows and office
As you can with photoshop and acronis.
Uninstall Java across all facebook computers?
Still no official msi. Mozilla still missing out there .
Google doing what m$ wont
Dropping support for old browsers and formats. Maybe it will help prevent another ie6.
In the current tight economic climate, manufacturers of PCs and laptops are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of Windows 8 to rescue their sales. Ha ha ha!
Is it ribbon rage all over again?
Bye Bye XP
A few k=weeks ago an update wouldn't install on XP to do with a security problem with the keyboard driver. I can just hear the cries from Redmond "Upgrade,upgrade,upgrade".
I'm sold on Windows 7 but not vista 2.0 ( i mean Windows 8).
M$ losing the plot again. Just buy some FB shares or buy Twitter. They should really do a Windows xp r2. I've actually been suprised with ie9. Though heard numerous complaints about sites not working in it.
And that the user.100% secure.
It does feel like m$ in the 90s. Adobe create bloat, charge a fortune for it. Poor code, little security.
Windows Update and Bing Desktop
Like the fact Windows Update tried to push Bing Desktop. There's a anti trust prosecution there somewhere.
Just think oft he fun trying to get your IE6 only apps running on firefox/chrome/etc. Like it or not XP is going to be around for years. Unless you thinapp IE6. All M$ had to do was put a GPO in for disabling that horrible start screen in PRO/ENT.
Home users as admins
The biggest problem MS have if that by defualt local users are made admins. Considering most home user will have only one account created during the OOBE. Even with UAC changes happen to the registry and file system usually due to social engineering and malware living the internet cache. Just provide a password prompt and details of what the program is doing. Link it with a database of dodgy exes (like ie9 does with downloads) to make user think before installing that virus checker that came up on a banner which they've never heard of.
Give him a chair. That would be more intresting.
XP,ie6,7,8 will keep flash/silverlight/java alive
Well only ie9,FireFox,Chrome etc support html5. A lot of computers are on XP with ie 6,7,8 espially in business. In this economy a lotof places will hold on to XP and ie pre 9. Only when there is a move to chrome,FireFox,win 7,8 will html5 take off.
anyone ever tried deploying
Pain in the a** Options saved in a per user file not the registry. Update settings in control panel quicktime and Apple software update. Msi is hidden away (like java). If Apple is anti plugin kill QT.
Will Apple allow it?
Web 2.0 Fail
More web 2.0 lame security! SSL please and MD5 hashing. Secure your server as well.
AVG doesn't know what a usb hard drive is
I have stayed clear of AVG since it missed conficker completly. It also didn't scan usb hard drives on access. Glad I stay clear of it. Avast, MSE both seem to be good.
I am sick of this stupid idea of no-antivirus is a good thing. How about win vulns, flash adverts running who knows what code etc ?
If your running any OS you should have AV (cue the *nix fanboi replies).
Its bad practice for any malware/virus' to be on your computer even if they are for another OS.
Unlimited CAL's. Locking down macs on a network, netboot etc. Though you are at the mercy of Apple as you are with M$.
Another nail in the apple server biz
So OS X Server 10.6.5 doesn't work with windows 7 and now doesn't work.Apple is silent (as usual) unlike m$ and won't offer any explanation because they are that arrogant.
Win7 Support noshow
No Windows 7 support for the server edition of 10.6.5. Tut Tut apple,
Stay away from AVG
I have a very low view of AVG after it failed to recognize conficker on a USB hard drive. Because it was a hard drive as a pose to a USB stick. Not to mention the bloat. Avast Home (much better with v5) gets my vote though security essentials is pretty OK.
Comments on El Reg
Comments still wont display on el reg. Debian Bad Request. Fix anyone?
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