[nikonf4] Re: Microsoft warns of zero-day attack affecting Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 19:22:13 -0700

        They do?  I happen to agree.  I think W2K was the most stable Windows 
OS they ever made.  And running it under Mac OS in Fusion works even better 
like it's on steroid!

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 6           19:22 PDT

On Nov 6, 2010, at 1039 , Eric Welch wrote:

> I keep telling them, but the Russians seem to love Win 2K. 
> On Nov 6, 2010, at 9:49 AM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> So much fidgeting! Ever consider Macs?
>> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
>> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Sat, November 6, 2010 12:30:30 PM
>> Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Microsoft warns of zero-day attack affecting Internet 
>> Explorer 6, 7, 8
>> On Nov 6, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Mark Stein wrote:
>>> It wasn't a major argument... I just gave the browser stats for the people 
>>> using the app, along with how long IE6 had been out and they agreed to my 
>>> recommendations.
>>> We still use XP at work.  They want to roll out Win 7, the problem is we 
>>> have some stuff that won't work on the upgrade. The current project I'm 
>>> working on is a rewrite of software that's stuck at Java 1.3, on a win 2003 
>>> box (with an application server that's beyone EOL and can't go on another 
>>> box).  It takes time and money to correct bad technology... companies don't 
>>> always want to make the investment to do it.
>> Yeah, we have some ancient 3D Modeling software that lets you specify the 
>> lighting in a room (you can use a 360º panorama to set it up) and it will 
>> show you the light return in a diamond in a 3D model. Works pretty slick. 
>> You can set up any proportions or cut style and it will show you how light 
>> will return in a diamond. Not your typical off-the-shelf software. It was 
>> designed, I suspect, by people who make synthetic diamonds. It's from Russia 
>> and there haven't been updates for years. Because of it, our lab's server 
>> has to remain at Win Server 2000. Luckily with virtualization we can now 
>> have multiple servers on one machine and I could get our department's server 
>> upgraded to Win Server 2003 a few months back without messing up the lab, 
>> whose server is on the same physical machine.

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