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1.1 (Jul 5, 2006)
Excellent utility! Small, simple, and useful!
I hope Microsoft loses both lawsuits filed against it over WGA. I never signed up to have my system's resources wasted on a genuine disadvantage.
1.1 (Jun 15, 2006 - 6:06 PM)
Have you ever tried to do a Windows/Microsoft Update without using Internet Explorer? Microsoft insists that you use their Web browser (the most exploitable of the popular Web browsers) in order to easily apply security patches to the most unsecure popular operating system, which they happen to be responsible for foisting upon the marketplace, largely though their monopolistic business practices. Do you see a problem there?
If Microsoft actually cared about security, it would rewrite it's automatic update system to utilize any major (standards compliant) Web browser that supports Java. It would also still offer a Web site that let users select and download any/all patches available for their Windows boxes. Those patches would be full-version redistributables that could be installed offline since many people still don't have always-on high speed Internet access.
I have to laugh when someone comments about Windows being susceptible to malware...
Microsoft Windows *IS* malware when used as Microsoft intends it to be. Why else would Microsoft demand that people install software to snoop on their machines just to close security holes and fix all the other bugs Microsoft created in the first place? Windows Genuine (Dis)Advantage is the most blatant piece of malware Micro$oft has ever touted as a feature!
1.1 (Jun 15, 2006 - 5:34 PM)
MSRA? Microsoft should have started with MRSA (*) as a target acronym and worked backwards, given how prone Microsoft products are to being infected...
*: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus