Microsoft has ended support for the long time king of Windows operating systems, Windows XP SP2. It’s a simple thing, says Microsoft, just upgrade to Windows 7.
Today marks the end of security updates for Windows XP SP2 as Microsoft pushes users to Windows 7. Funny but there’s not so much as a mention of that plague known as Windows Vista.
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In the last newsletter, â€œVirus Wars Iâ€ I talked about some of the more recent â€œcustom threatsâ€ and how the enemy is becoming more professional in their approach to infecting our systems . Today I want to identify these threats and see what we can do to protect ourselves. Instead of scattering links through-out the article, I’m including them all at the end for convenient reference. Believe me, protecting against these threats isnâ€™t easy. The changes weâ€™re seeing in malware can be organized into three basic categories.
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I’ve been working hard at PC Pitstop trying to get out our new products. I love this challenge, but my work flow has suffered a major interruption. Acer is buying Gateway, and I received 10, count ’em, 10, emails, asking for my thoughts. Rather than respond to all 10 emails, it is a far more efficient use of my time to write a blog.
How does this make me feel? Two basic and extremely visceral feelings, mad and sad.
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There was a time that Darth Vader was one with the force, but alas, he went to the dark side. And there was a time that Yahoo was the brightest star in the Internet constellation. My browser favorites are chock full of Yahoo sites, including Yahoo Maps and Yahoo Yellow Pages. My home page is My Yahoo, and I save all of my contacts in the Yahoo address book so I can access them from both my PC and my cell phone. There may be better solutions out there, but in almost all cases Yahoo was the first.
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NOW that we have a month under our belt, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect a little and then turn an eye to the future.
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