[nSLUG] Re: Recent Patches and Updates.

Miles Thompson milesthompson at ns.sympatico.ca
Sun Mar 14 22:40:02 AST 2004


At 04:26 PM 3/14/2004 -0400, you wrote:
><snip>
>This is far from atypical.  A lot of people think they need to "upgrade"
>their OS from Win9x to WinXP, because, well, they can.  So they buy the
>CD, format their hard drive, and install.
<snip>

And do not even take the few moments to engage XP's admittedly inferior, 
but at least it's there, native firewall. Nor does MSFT turn it on 
automatically.

A friend, who shall remain nameless, figured Aliant was doing all the 
filtering of virii, spyware and the like. He's receiving a harsh lesson.

Miles 




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