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Two Fix Packs released for Vista

 
 
Mickey Mouse
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      08-08-2007
Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and slated for
SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released before "Patch
Tuesday".

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

 
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Southern Kiwi
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      08-08-2007
Mickey Mouse wrote:
> Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and slated
> for SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released before
> "Patch Tuesday".
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194




I believe a safer way to receive these if i fact they are real is via
you own "windows update"
Clicking on links via postings to a public newsgroup may be hazardous to
your health........

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Jerry
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      08-08-2007
Southern Kiwi wrote:
> Mickey Mouse wrote:
>> Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and
>> slated for SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released
>> before "Patch Tuesday".
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

>
>
>
> I believe a safer way to receive these if i fact they are real is via
> you own "windows update"
> Clicking on links via postings to a public newsgroup may be hazardous to
> your health........
>

How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
through Windows update?
 
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JohnO
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      08-08-2007
On Aug 9, 7:40 am, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Southern Kiwi wrote:
> > Mickey Mouse wrote:
> >> Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and
> >> slated for SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released
> >> before "Patch Tuesday".

>
> >>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
> >>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

>
> > I believe a safer way to receive these if i fact they are real is via
> > you own "windows update"
> > Clicking on links via postings to a public newsgroup may be hazardous to
> > your health........

>
> How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
> through Windows update?- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


True, but it could show a different URL to the actual URL the link
refers to. Naive users fall for that sort of thing every day.

 
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Southern Kiwi
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      08-09-2007
JohnO wrote:
> On Aug 9, 7:40 am, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Southern Kiwi wrote:
>>> Mickey Mouse wrote:
>>>> Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and
>>>> slated for SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released
>>>> before "Patch Tuesday".
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194
>>> I believe a safer way to receive these if i fact they are real is via
>>> you own "windows update"
>>> Clicking on links via postings to a public newsgroup may be hazardous to
>>> your health........

>> How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
>> through Windows update?- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> True, but it could show a different URL to the actual URL the link
> refers to. Naive users fall for that sort of thing every day.
>

my point.

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Fred Dagg
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      08-09-2007
On Wed, 08 Aug 2007 14:58:59 -0700, JohnO <(E-Mail Removed)>
exclaimed:

>On Aug 9, 7:40 am, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Southern Kiwi wrote:
>> > Mickey Mouse wrote:
>> >> Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and
>> >> slated for SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released
>> >> before "Patch Tuesday".

>>
>> >>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
>> >>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

>>
>> > I believe a safer way to receive these if i fact they are real is via
>> > you own "windows update"
>> > Clicking on links via postings to a public newsgroup may be hazardous to
>> > your health........

>>
>> How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
>> through Windows update?- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
>True, but it could show a different URL to the actual URL the link
>refers to. Naive users fall for that sort of thing every day.


Yes, but this is a plain text medium - there's no way to hide the
actual URL.

And anyway, with the exception of Shane and Lawrence, most people in
nz.comp are quite smart and are not exactly going to fall for that
sort of crap.
 
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Mickey Mouse
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      08-09-2007
"Southern Kiwi" <southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:46ba59f8$(E-Mail Removed)...
> JohnO wrote:
>> On Aug 9, 7:40 am, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>
>>> How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
>>> through Windows update?- Hide quoted text -
>>>
>>> - Show quoted text -

>>
>> True, but it could show a different URL to the actual URL the link
>> refers to. Naive users fall for that sort of thing every day.
>>

> my point.


Was it a text post, or an html post?

You can't obfuscate a link in a text post, other than by using a url
redirection service such as tinyurl, but in that case it would be obvious
that the url was not a direct link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      08-09-2007
In message <(E-Mail Removed) .com>, JohnO
wrote:

> On Aug 9, 7:40 am, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Southern Kiwi wrote:

>
>> > Mickey Mouse wrote:
>> >> Previously under secret beta release for the last few weeks (and
>> >> slated for SP1), these 2 Fix Packs have just been officially released
>> >> before "Patch Tuesday".

>>
>> >>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
>> >>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

>>
>> > I believe a safer way to receive these if i fact they are real is via
>> > you own "windows update"
>> > Clicking on links via postings to a public newsgroup may be hazardous
>> > to your health........

>>
>> How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
>> through Windows update?- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> True, but it could show a different URL to the actual URL the link
> refers to. Naive users fall for that sort of thing every day.


Terrible, isn't it, when you don't feel you can trust a posting by a fellow
Dimdows user.

But then, why do you need to specifically go and download these "fix packs"?
Why can't you just do a "yum check-update" (or whatever the Dimdows
point-and-drool equivalent is) and just have your system pick them up?
 
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Mickey Mouse
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      08-09-2007
In a post drooling with sarcastic ignorance, "Lawrence D'Oliveiro"
<(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote;
>
> But then, why do you need to specifically go and download these "fix
> packs"?
> Why can't you just do a "yum check-update" (or whatever the Dimdows
> point-and-drool equivalent is) and just have your system pick them up?


Well, you will be able to collect these via Windows Update soon (whether
manually or automatically - depending on the users set preferences), but
some users may have been waiting for specific issues to be addressed and
wish to be "early adopters".

 
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Jerry
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      08-09-2007
Mickey Mouse wrote:
> "Southern Kiwi" <southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:46ba59f8$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> JohnO wrote:
>>> On Aug 9, 7:40 am, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> How is a link to microsoft.com going to be more dangerous than going
>>>> through Windows update?- Hide quoted text -
>>>>
>>>> - Show quoted text -
>>>
>>> True, but it could show a different URL to the actual URL the link
>>> refers to. Naive users fall for that sort of thing every day.
>>>

>> my point.

>
> Was it a text post, or an html post?
>
> You can't obfuscate a link in a text post, other than by using a url
> redirection service such as tinyurl, but in that case it would be
> obvious that the url was not a direct link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base
> article.


my point
 
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