"SteveR" <dustbin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Peter Crosland <g6jns@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >>>You have no claim against Microsoft.
> >> I'm not so sure. It's easily arguable that Microsoft have been
> >> negligent for many years in selling software that is so easily
> >> compromised and that their negligence has caused many hundreds of
> >> millions of pounds/dollars in damage to hundreds of thousands of
> >> individuals and companies.
> >> I'd love to see someone try to sue them. Deep pockets would be
> >> needed, of course :-(
> >Whilst I am no apologist for Microsoft I think you are wrong. Exactly how
> >anyone going to prove that the attack was not due to users being
> >in applying patches and/or other appropriate security measures? A very up
> >hill struggle I suspect!
> The very fact that endless patches are necessary is an indication of
> negligence on the part of Microsoft itself. It has released a large
> amount of before-it-is-ready software, inadequately designed,
> erratically implemented, and insufficiently tested. It is, therefore,
> no surprise that weaknesses are found and exploited by random hackers.
im thinking here of a bug that effects windows 95. if you delete a large
number of files sometimes the system can sort of freeze, it doesnt crash, it
just does nothing because it waits for a thread to run that doesnt exist. m$
were made aware of this after the first edition of windows 95, when windows
95 usb came out in 96 the bug was still there. it was still there in windows
98, windows 98se and was finally fixed in windows me. it took them five
years to fix a bug they knew existed.
as for the EULA, can someone say if they are actually legal. everything ive
read about them suggests otherwise. also, if a person buys a computer with
windows pre installed how is the EULA even relevant, the consumer has no
chance to actually read it before running windows because windows is pre
installed. the EULA is not provided before the sale of the comptuer
happens... so where is the legality in it on pre instaklled machines?