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WinSP2 (build2162) Coming Soon ?

by phattdaddy / July 19, 2004 8:48 AM PDT

The rumour mill has the word that SP2(build 2162) will be available for production early August 2004.
Apparently a CD will be available for registered MS-XP users to download SP2.
Some features include MS Auto Updater, All new Security, Firewall activity and IE will have its own built in PopUP blocker.
It is rumoured that quite a few non MS software
add-ons may not work with SP2. MS is believed to be working with software companies to aleviate the problem.

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Re: WinSP2 (build2162) Coming Soon ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2004 9:21 AM PDT

Actually I agree with Russ Cooper that SP2 and what breaks should be broken to expose what security risk there was with that product.

Corporations will have to do some work since the Internet Connection Firewall will snap on and some will have to learn how to use it or disable it. A good IT will simply poke the needed holes in ICF.

Expect a large wail from non-registered and corporate CDKEY users over this one.

Bob

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Re: WinSP2 (build2162) Coming Soon ?
by phattdaddy / July 19, 2004 10:53 AM PDT

Bob, Have a look at http://www.neowin.net for detailed info on SP2 and some of the beta material with pics of what we could possibly expect.
The site is well worth a visit!

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Why the cookies at neowin?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2004 10:56 AM PDT

It tried many times to drop cookies on my machine.

Why was that done?

I looked at the first page, but all the cookies, I dedided not to look further.

Bob

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