Win2k SP3

The Register picked up on these 2 important paragraphs from the SP3 License:

“By using these features, you explicitly authorize Microsoft or its designated agent to access and utilize the necessary information for updating purposes. Microsoft may use this information solely to improve our products or to provide customized services or technologies to you. Microsoft may disclose this information to others, but not in a form that personally identifies you.

“* The OS Product or OS Components contain components that enable and facilitate the use of certain Internet-based services. You acknowledge and agree that Microsoft may automatically check the version of the OS Product and/or its components that you are utilizing and may provide upgrades or fixes to the OS Product that will be automatically downloaded to your computer.”

Now do you really want to install it? I did on one of my tests machines, but it will be reimaged tomorrow anyway. I’m guess that many of you want. Just another reason to hate MS.

Cyberwar is Here

The era of cyberwar has arrived The Internet offers some incredible benefits. Not
only is it fast becoming the backbone of a newly emerging global economy (for better or worse), but perhaps more important, it now offers people the opportunity to communicate with others around the world almost as if they were neighbors. Unfortunately, however, it hasn’t taken long for the idea, and practice, of war to also come to the Internet. This perhaps isn’t ironic. The Internet, after all, was designed by the U.S. military for war, as a way to maintain communication networks even in the case of a massive attack. The distributed nature of the Internet makes this possible.