Tag Archives: software patches

Does IE7 Herald The Death of Windows 98 and 2000?

You may have read that Microsoft has launched a beta version of its browser, Internet Explorer 7. An aspect of this that seems to have not received widespread publicity is the fact that with IE 7, Microsoft has effectively killed off Windows 98 and Windows 2000. In an interview with eWeek, Gytis Barzdukas, director of… Read More »

Update From The IM Wars Front

 Seems like the IM wars aren’t over yet. Further to my postings about Yahoo and Microsoft Messenger apparently blocking third party chat aggregators like Trillian, seems the latter’s patches don’t seem to be enough to keep folk connected. CNET reports that Yahoo has begun blocking Cerulean Studios’ Trillian software from communicating with its own instant… Read More »

News: Beware the Master Blaster

 Lots of warnings doing the rounds about a new worm — called, variously, W32/Blaster-A Lovsan, MSBlaster or Poza — which is designed to hijack computers which are then programmed to automatically launch a denial-of-service attack on the website “windowsupdate.com”, from Saturday, August 16 onwards.  Ironically, this website, operated by Microsoft, is used to deliver software patches… Read More »