From: STeve Andre' (andres_at_msu.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 00:34:16 EDT
W2K is *not* secure, but is probably better than any previous version of NT.
I looked at an early beta and after determining its self crashing abilities, I
put it down. Subsequent testing by friends proved that it got much better,
and other people here on this list have confirmed this.
However, it isn't secure. Just how many holes there are no one yet knows,
but I don't think this software is going to be any different than anything else
MS has come out with, so I wouldn't use it on the net for critical
OpenBSD instead (http://www.openbsd.org).
I'm curious about Windows Millennium myself--its supposed to be the replacement
for Win98. I'd like that to be real but I'm not holding my breath.
At 04:48 PM 4/19/00 -1000, Keith @ LavaNet wrote:
>--Have any of guys or gals tested win 2K? An associate of mine tested the
>beta, and said it was horrible. He said it was really unstable and still
>needed a lot of work. Some of the local computer instructors on my island
>have shown us the numerous security holes that it has built into it. Which
>can really be dangerous if you're on a cable or DSL modem. I dunno, I'm
>waiting until they release the second edition version. Just my 2 cents.
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: Rob Bell <rbell1_at_netscape.net>
>To: Andrew Webber <awebber_at_wwwebbers.com>
>Cc: ThinkPad Mailing List <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 4:16 PM
>Subject: Re: Win 2000: OEM or retail?
>"Andrew Webber" <awebber_at_wwwebbers.com> wrote:
> > I found a few sources of the OEM version for about 30% less
> > (C$205-C$215). This is the CD only, possibly with a small "user
> > guide". I have to assume this is legal if they're offering on
> > their websites. Would this be a reasonable way to go? Does anyone
> > know what else is in the box that I'd lose out on?
> > Thanks!
>Well, by definition, OEM software is supposed to only be delivered with a
>PC, not sold separately.
>I doubt that the OEM version is missing anything particularly valuable that
>the retail version has, but YMMV.
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