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Comment: Re:This is not an XP patch (Score 1) 345

by PPNSteve (#46909131) Attached to: Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

This is a patch to IE, not XP. IE is not EOLed. They have committed to fixing bugs in IE. It just so happens that the easiest way to patch IE is via Windows Update. This is a non-story that's being treated as though they actually patched a security bug in XP.

EXACTLY.

How everyone is making this an XP EOL thing is very annoying and totally wrong. The patch is for IE and, as it should be, system independent. I know that for my XP install (yes still use XP as MS doesn't provide proper upgrade paths.. [that's a whole 'nother story]) IE is treated as a separate application from the OS, same as Firefox or Chrome.

I'd be very disappointed if it wasn't patched.

Comment: Re:Yawn... Slow news day? (Score 1) 156

by PPNSteve (#35041278) Attached to: New Critical Bug In All Current Windows Versions

The bug's not new... in multiple editions of Windows; that means it's been around for quite a while.

Newly discovered, yes, but in the average month there are over 20 serious newly discovered bugs in Windows. And there are millions more where that came from.

It's not a bug! It is a FEATURE!!
Get with the times, man.

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