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A Microsoft Corp. security executive released data Thursday showing that, six months after shipping Windows Vista, his company has left more publicly disclosed Vista bugs unpatched than it did with Windows XP...
thats good to know if you have Vista, like me !

http://www.computerworld.com/action/...&intsrc=kc_top
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they're lazy lol
    
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Didn't read the article, only the excerpt quoted.

All I have to say is, Wow you guys. Are you Kidding me? It could be a MILLION different reasons other than "lol microsoft sux lolollomfg." It could be the fact that these bugs are unforeseen and therefore very hard to patch (possibly better beta testing than XP, finding most bugs except the REALLY hard ones), taking more time than the little XP things that may have been overlooked when it came out. Vista is a very solid OS, and it's a damn good one at that.
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Somehow this doesn't surprise me...

But seriously, security issues? I've never had a virus, EVER. Not even any spyware, besides the usual tracking cookies that get constantly deleted by Ad-Aware anyway. I think as long as you're not clicking on "Free Paris Hilton Nude", and then "click to run 32143gkw.exe", you'll be fine.
    
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Didn't read the article, only the excerpt quoted.

All I have to say is, Wow you guys. Are you Kidding me? It could be a MILLION different reasons other than "lol microsoft sux lolollomfg." It could be the fact that these bugs are unforeseen and therefore very hard to patch (possibly better beta testing than XP, finding most bugs except the REALLY hard ones), taking more time than the little XP things that may have been overlooked when it came out. Vista is a very solid OS, and it's a damn good one at that.
I think the issue is they're publicly exposed. Anyone with enough technical knowledge could exploit them, since Microsoft has released details about exactly what components are affected, and the type of vulnerability. If finding a new vulnerability were a needle in a haystack...Microsoft is grabbing a handful of hay and giving it to you, with a guarentee there's a needle inside.

Public vulnerabilities should be patched ASAP, to create the illusion of security. Illusions deter people - or at least confuse them a bit.
     
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Somehow this doesn't surprise me...

But seriously, security issues? I've never had a virus, EVER. Not even any spyware, besides the usual tracking cookies that get constantly deleted by Ad-Aware anyway. I think as long as you're not clicking on "Free Paris Hilton Nude", and then "click to run 32143gkw.exe", you'll be fine.
dude who wants to see Paris nude Nose is horrendous and she has no boobs or ass
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dude who wants to see Paris nude Nose is horrendous and she has no boobs or ass
LOL, that's why morons click on stuff like that, I guess....
    
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Somehow this doesn't surprise me...

But seriously, security issues? I've never had a virus, EVER. Not even any spyware, besides the usual tracking cookies that get constantly deleted by Ad-Aware anyway. I think as long as you're not clicking on "Free Paris Hilton Nude", and then "click to run 32143gkw.exe", you'll be fine.
Nice, very true lol
I've never had a virus either, but my sister has totally destroyed my dad's computer with all her myspace and layout/trackers crap.

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dude who wants to see Paris nude Nose is horrendous and she has no boobs or ass
LOL so true! She's got no boobs or ass, just lots of green lol

Edit: Post #1234 haha
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paris is like only bones with skin on!.
back to topic,M$ is doing something wrong IMO.
    
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