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Re: Windows and Singularity

__/ [ByteCoder] on Thursday 10 November 2005 15:53 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> news:dkvocu$2jdc$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>> __/ [Rev Turd Fredericks] on Wednesday 09 November 2005 04:42 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> __/ [Perfect Reign] on Tuesday 08 November 2005 15:36 \__
>>>>> First thing my mom tells me her website is down. I check mine and -
>>>>> sure enough - I get very intermittent access. (She uses my reseller
>>>>> account.) I contact the hosting service and they tell me they've
>>>>> had DOS. I didn't know
>>>>> you could host websites under DOS. :)  Seriously, it appears they
>>>>> had a DDOS attack last night. Grrr...
>>>> Mine has been under DoS for over a month. I get about 1,000 accesses
>>>> per day from Windows zombies. It was around 5,000 a day at worst, so
>>>> I now filter using some re-directions.
>>>>> Then, I read that there's actually a Linux worm running around
>>>>> shutting down PHP/CGI remote access scripts.
>>>>> http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_136821.htm
>>>> True. People are talking about it a lot these days. Certain CMS
>>>> packages are quite badly affected, as well as AWStats and the like
>>>> (out-of-date installations). My host was forced to go down 4 months
>>>> ago due to DoS attacks. Someone did not patch up a phpBB
>>>> installation properly.
>>>>> I'll be sure to check under the "Additional Window ME/XP removal
>>>>> considerations" section to remove it.
>>>> What you need to do is wait until more countries take an example
>>>> from Australia.
>> http://news.com.com/Australian+ISPs+recruited+to+kill+zombies/2100-
> 7348
>> _3-5938170.html
>>>> Roy
>>> No, I would rather have all governments force MS to make better
>>> software or cut them off at the knees and cancel contracts with them.
>>> Why put more work on ISP's? It's not their fault people get infected
>>> with zombies.
>> It will take governments a few more years to wake up to reality or
>> realise what the phrase "platform migration" actually means. There is
>> yet another critical flaw with Windows, which was only announced
>> today/yesterday. When will they ever learn? Microsoft have started
>> constructing another O/S (Singularity) from scratch. No wonder.
>> Roy
> Singularity is actually a good move from MS. Too bad they look at it as
> just another research project, rather then a next version of Windows.

I  opine that they perceive it as an opportunity to set the troubled  Win-
dows  aside.  It's a non-modular mess at the moment. When  Singularity  is
completed,  it can be ported and be used on Average Joe's computer. By the
time  of completion, however, it will have been too late and the operating
system is becoming more obsolete due to the Web.


Will  Gates  ever admit that Singularity is bound to replace  Windows?  It
would be a sign of weakness. It's a big operation, research being its dis-


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