Originally posted by JRica: I downloaded SP II on my home PC when it was first released......
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">It's not about home PCs.
It's about corporate workstations communicating with a lot of different applications using a lot of ports/protocols (that might be blocked by SP2).
This is a reason why these workstations:
- still have SP1 installed,
- have "Automatic Update" turned off.
My opinion is that people that don't want to upgrade to more security are just SOL. They should spend the money to test their systems with SP2 and unblock the necessary ports. They've had plenty of time to test and fix.
Originally posted by Rich W.: Right on Neill, exept the part about the Mac! I'd rather have a mainstream operating system like Linux on an Intel box!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">OS X is another unix flavour really but yes my other machine is Linux - though i tend to AMD rather then Intel as a processor [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Macs are good if you can do most of your development on the server side, getting developers for Client Stuff on macs is an expensive execise. I worked on a project which used OpenUI on a mac, in Aus there is only a handful of guys in the country that can do it and they charge alot for it. It was for a Telco company who evenntually got rid of their macs for this reason (dev cost). The other problem for me is my PC at home does the job I need and cost me only a few hundred dollars. Macs are just to pricey for me ( just use my home PC for e-mailing / browsing / file backups).
I have played with Linux, looks like too much work.