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    When my XP machine at work does that with admin installed McAffee, I cycle the power. Takes too long to log out and shut down gracefully.

    xor


      Wait.

       

      I missed a space.

       

        And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

         

        Rob

          Why do people name their kids Denis, with one "n."   I mean unless you were born in France, you should know better.  

          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

            King Missile

             

            Detachable is not on my desired feature list.

            When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

              And it is quite susceptible to attacks.  Especially BECAUSE it is open source.  

               

              Ah well... there are certainly arguments both ways. Lots of eyes on the code mean that problems are likely to be spotted. OTOH an attacker can also try to spot vulnerabilities. But if an attacker can spot them then so can people with an interest in fixing them.

               

              Pragmatically you're in a better situation because there are relatively few attacks targetting non-windows systems, presumably, at least in part because the potential return is smaller. Who know how things will pan out in the future?


              A Dance with Monkeys

                36 minutes and one reboot later, still waiting.


                A Dance with Monkeys

                  The 10 seconds remaining note turned to 5 seconds remaining after a minute or two.  It has been stuck on 5 seconds remaining now for 3 minutes.  It Outlook, the only program running in the foreground.

                   

                  And again, there is very little installed on this box.


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    Outlook crash #2.

                     

                    Reboot #2.

                     

                    45 minutes.


                    A Dance with Monkeys

                      I give up.

                       

                      I'm going out for a run.

                       

                      Now I get to do this work tonight.  Cripes.


                      Dave

                        Outlook crash #2.

                         

                        Reboot #2.

                         

                        45 minutes.

                         

                        Dude.  Take the hard drive out.  Hit it with a hammer.  Return the system to tech support.

                         

                        That should convince them to replace it.

                        I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

                        dgb2n@yahoo.com


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          Good news!  Restarting Outlook in safe mode did nothing to improve the chances that it would open.

                           

                          Cripes.

                            That was a short run.

                            When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

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