[LINK] The White House IT -- a joke!

fcassia fcassia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 11:38:24 AEDT 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:45 PM, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net
<mskeggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/1/23 Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com>:
> <snip>
>> I get where you're coming from, but these days Windows 2000 would be A
>> Very Bad Move. Since it's past end-of-life, it contains unpatched
>> vulnerabilities -- especially in HTML-handling code in email clients
>> and web browsers. Not the sort of security flaw I'd want in MY White
>> House.
> </snip>
> Since Windows 2000 was a server O/S I understand it receives 5 years
> of standard support then 5 years of extended support (until
> 13/07/2010).

True, for instance, the latest "critical" security hotfix for a SMB related hole
was released for all Windows versions _INCLUDING_ Win2k.

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB958687)

File Name:	Windows2000-KB958687-x86-ENU.EXE
Version:	958687
Security Bulletins:	MS09-001
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:	KB958687
Date Published:	1/8/2009

Not to mention how fast a system gets when you use an OS designed to
run with just 64MB ram and use it on a system with 512MB or one
gigabyte of memory.


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