[pcductape] Re: Question about Photo program.

  • From: Scott McNay <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Ray Spitz <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 21:40:27 -0500

Hi Ray,

Sunday, April 11, 2004, 3:59:02 PM, you wrote:

RS> This is just a question as opposed to an actual problem. I downloaded a free
RS> 32MB photo edit program ie: "Studio Line Photo Basic". The install-program
RS> requires me to download and install Microsoft MDAC v-2.8 (Microsoft Data
RS> Access Components ie; MDAC). Microsoft describes this as a type of "server
RS> pgm". None of my other photo programs require this file.
RS> I have not installed any of this stuff yet. At this point I don't plan to
RS> either.
RS> I don't want a server facility on my computer. I am, however, curious about
RS> the intent of the photo-pgm supplier. Is this "malware"? Am I being paranoid
RS> again ?

You already have MDAC.  2.8 is merely the latest version of it.  No
cause for concern.

--Scott.


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