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Security Update CD February 2004

At last the CD I ordered here for kicks, arrived today. You've got to admit... Microsoft sure does know how to package & market stuff. As in, they've got the looks & the design... This update came in the form of a book like one of those things you carry when flying (to hold your air tickets...opens out like a book, with a pouch on either side, don't know what they're called) & has a CD on either side. CD on the left is the Security Updates for the Windows OS, dated Feb 2004. On the right, there's another CD which says "Free Antivirus & Firewall Software Trial CD" & has a one year free version of CA's eTrust & EZ Armor LE. Seems like Microsoft's basically saying "People, we will keep writing software thats going to be hit by Virii & easily penetrable by hackers to ensure that the Antivirus & Firewall industries have some nice business. So please, PLEASE protect yourself." LOL

On the backside, right at the bottom printed with maybe a size 2 font is this :

Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA

One Microsoft Way ?? Maybe 1, Microsoft Way makes some sense... or are they saying "There's only one way & thats Microsoft's way" ??

I must be bonkers to write about this...


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Mar. 16th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
I think Longhorn is going to have some sort of anti-virus "built into the OS" (like the browser thing).
Mar. 16th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
Whatever. Early reviews suggest Longhorn is pretty decent, but then.... even if they build it in, its still Microsoft... there's that inherent insecurity ;)

The first SP should be a series of patches for the AV thingy lol, that'd be fun.
Mar. 16th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
got my cd yesterday as well
Mar. 17th, 2004 06:24 am (UTC)
they always do that

i.e. bundling stuff...
If you get any MS product, you'll get a whole lot of allied MS products, or atleast the demos with it. Well thats how I found the AoE demo... and everybody around me went bonkers over it...

SMART marketing people.... In the CFS pack, there'll be demos or atleast trailers of every flight sim product and WWII based games they have... they always do that....

Mar. 17th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)
Re: they always do that
Microsoft's Flight Simulator was neat stuff. I had the original 5.0, & boy was that Manual exhaustive. I've always loved planes & that game was worth it.
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