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July 12, 2000

Browser Alert: Internet Explorer 5.5 Final

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-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), July 12, 2000


OK cpr,

Once again, you are right, and I am wrong. I'm sure that you will take full advantage of this. Then again, maybe not...

I find it very interesting that MS should make such a big deal out of the IE 5.01-SP1 announcement, then release 5.5 within a week. What can I say. I've been too busy looking at the other side of the business, things like SP4 for Visual Studio 6, to pay attention to what's going on at the browser end. Looks like you've researched it a little more that I have. I'm surprised that you've managed to find the time (grin)...

Listen cpr, I was also wrong to make such a big deal out of this in the first place. After all, we both agree that 5.5 will be a better produce than 5.01. I guess I was just looking to pick a fight...

You and I, cpr, seem to have much in common. We're both geeks, and we've both been thru Y2K. Do you think, cpr, that maybe we can put Y2K behind us? I think it's time, and I'm one of the last standing doomers. I've managed to "make up" with many of my old Y2K enemies. If you and I, cpr, could manage to "make up" then I think Y2K may finally be over.

What is to be gained by the continued attack on doomers, and the expected response? A few people commenting on "he said this, he said that" ? Big freaking deal. Life is too short for this crap.

Come on cpr, I know you're a smart guy, and I think that you're a better man than this. Give it up. Who knows, maybe we'll end up friends in the future.

Stranger things have happened... <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 12, 2000.


If you do want IE 5.5, get it from Microsoft:

http://www.micr osoft.com/windows/ie/default.htm


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 12, 2000.

...on the other hand.....

IE 5.5 bugged in first week

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), July 14, 2000.

I'm here,

That kind of security bug is nothing new. I've downloaded no less that 15 security updates since IE 5.00 came out, about half browser updates and the other half windows 95 core updates. I expect that we'll see a fix for this bug on the Windows Update site in about a week or so.

Net security is an ever-changing problem. As soon as they fix one bug, someone finds another way to "get over" or they find a new way to take advantage of some "feature" to do their dirty work. And with software becoming more complex every day, I don't expect this to get any better soon. And I don't mean only MS products.

I'ld be surprised if they didn't find at least a few of these types of problems with any new release. The question is how fast, and how well, can it be fixed. Now I'm not a big MS fan, but they have been doing a pretty good job of staying on top of this type of stuff, at least lately.

Maybe somebody is watching... <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 14, 2000.


You're right, of course. MS will have a fix shortly, I'm sure. The whole security issue will no doubt get worse before it gets better (although I've personally been pretty lucky -- so far). As a confirmed Netscape and Eudora user, though, I just like to pick on Microsoft occasionally. ;)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), July 15, 2000.

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