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  1. First, I do not discredit those who complain about IE, as there is some validity to their arguments.


    However, IMO, one of the problems with freeware is that there is no single point of responsibility, even if or when a security flaw may appear in their software. Nor, is their any requirement for thyem to go back and retest prior versions of their software or how it impacts other system applications.


    FWIW, I recently attended a live web cast presentation hosted by Microsoft's VP for Security. During his presentation, he addressed the complaint that patches and hotfixes appear to be "slow" in being released.


    He said that not only do they have to go back and review and test the problem and resolution for all prior versions (IE4, IE5, IE5.1, IE6, IE6.1), but they also have to test it and release separate versions for all of the various language versions of IE.


    All told, I think he said that for the last IE hotfix patch, they actually had some 400 separate versions of the patch that they ultimately released.

  2. Actually, there is a reg edit that fixes (or overcomes) the limitation that was introduced by the Feb 2004 Microsoft IE security update.


    STEP 1:


    For Windows 2000/XP, put the following into a text file:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE]




    Or, for Windows 98, put the following into a text file:



    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE]"explore.exe"=dword:00000000



    STEP 2:

    Rename the file something like ie-fix.reg


    STEP 3:

    Double click on the .reg file you have just created it, and you will get a pop up wiondow asking for you to confirm that you want to apply the selected registry change.




  3. Yesterday, when Bill was thoroughly disgusted with being held hostage, I almost emailed him to suggest waiting a day, that perhaps it wasn't all that bad. But I've changed my tune.


    I agree with everyone with giving them a second change, from the point of view of overall performance.


    But, what's not forgiveable is the total lack of communication on the part of Pegasus. And, unless I've missed something, Bill still hasn't had received any communication from Pegasus.


    And perhaps they see us as small potatoes with our 5 or 6 servers, and therefore deem us low on the totem pole for communication. But, unless they come back with a really valid reason ... my vote is still to move.



  4. Wow - very interesting reading. Bill, seems like NAC was ready to provide quite a bit of information. My concern is that Pegasus has given you no information - no communication.


    No matter their past performance, and no matter the fact that they may still be working their tails off to bring on line their 2-3,000 servers, that is still no excuse for not communicating.


    Trust me, I know the trouble I get into when I don't communicate with my wife!


    My vote is to move away from Pegasus. They may have earned our business in the last several years, but they lost it in one quick night.


  5. To add to Bruce's remarks ... many people coming here from other web providers may be used to having a subdirectory of 'www'. With Unix/Linix, you can create an automatic redirect/mirror (or what Bruce refers to as a symbolic link).


    Bottom line ... think of it like a front door/back door to your house. No matter which door you go in, you will still enter your house!


    Same here. If you access your web site via FTP, no matter whether you click on the public_html folder or the www folder, you'lll end up in the same place!

  6. in response to Jayseae, all I can say is that their readme file was very explicit as to cause and effect of running the Adobe Reader Speedup utility, and also how to re-establish certain add-ins.


    Any utility that makes changes to your system should be taken cautiously. I would always advise to make a backup copy of your windows registry, or if on XP, make sure your system restore is turned on.



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