helping posts over the years. I guess w/ a Mac to learn, you'll be pretty busy playing catch up, getting to know new boards & friends
I well feel your repeated frustrations w/ MS. After enough of the same I gave up updating using their products & count on disabling those not needed/used & relying on reliable 3rd party products instead.
Funnily enough, I don't seem to be subject to any more (even less ?) attacks than those patched constantly.
My daughter with same basic XP Pro SP1, which she has never applied EVEN 1 patch to EVER, only gets attacked about 1 time per year which she cleans up easily. Adding insult to injury, her applications & programs still all function as intended (well)! Go figure!!
Having been tasked to maintain a Vista Basic Home, I've avoided patches awaiting SP1. Still learning OS so not ready for daily/weekly changes. Think of us when you can (we poor sods)!
At least, when more & more attack apps appear for Mac, you'll be ahead of the pack for at least being able to know what they are & having some idea of what to do about it. Many of my Mac people still have trouble believing that such things can even exist (Bootcamp for them, LOL)! Fare well old friend! Sandy
Not when that idiotic updater give you only 4 updates, but I turned it off as useless piece of garbage. I have ben given the run around microsoft. I had downloaded at it to update since I haven't got genuine advantage which I have had countless times?? Want $99 for a genuine advantage and an uppate to Vista is $99 dollars, Well, most IT's I've met said: "Don't buy Vista!"!! I click on the checkmark to talk to a person and I get and idiotic answering machine!! I cannot believe that MICROSOFT People are so ignorant! Well, I will saving up my money for MAC. So if anyone out there needs my help, call microsoft, I won't be helping them anymore. Darrell PS - This my LAST Post here.