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    Good to hear this. I wish Adobe would make accessing their patches and up dates easier. And JAVA.......... they can lock up my computer for ages.
    Any suggestions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    Good to hear this. I wish Adobe would make accessing their patches and up dates easier. And JAVA.......... they can lock up my computer for ages.
    Any suggestions??
    Barbara
    Barbara,

    Is your problem being aware of an update or a patch?
    If so, I would recommend Secunia PSI. It will scan your computer periodically and alert for any uninstalled patches. It will even install Adobe patches for you, but I wouldn't recommend it if you have the UAC active.

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    The linked articles in the PC world piece are much more informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    Good to hear this. I wish Adobe would make accessing their patches and up dates easier. And JAVA.......... they can lock up my computer for ages.
    Any suggestions??

    Barbara
    You can let Adobe and Oracle update their products automatically. Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Java all have automatic update mechanisms now. Not sure about other Adobe products.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    And JAVA... they can lock up my computer for ages. Any suggestions??
    My suggestion would be to check whether you actually need Java any more! I can't think of any major program where it is used now, except in Open Office / LibreOffice... (Stands back and waits for the flood of names!)
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    I play chess online, and it requires Java.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    My suggestion would be to check whether you actually need Java any more!
    That thought had occurred to me. Any repercussions from uninstalling it other than finding out some program needed it? Guess it can be downloaded ""Easily"" and reinstalled.

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    Hardly a balanced article.
    security expert Chris Paget praised Windows security as well. Paget was hired to find security holes in Vista before it shipped, as a way to make the OS safer. She called Microsoft's security "world-leading".
    Someone who was paid (is paid) by MS says "MS is good" is not a recommendation, it's lazy journalism.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Hardly a balanced article.

    Someone who was paid (is paid) by MS says "MS is good" is not a recommendation, it's lazy journalism.

    cheers, Paul
    Just because she was hired to examine Vista does not mean the conclusions are false. If you read the Summary of Vista security summary at Cnet you'll she that it is much more balanced. It is not just cheerleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Hardly a balanced article.

    Someone who was paid (is paid) by MS says "MS is good" is not a recommendation, it's lazy journalism.

    cheers, Paul
    No offense intended, but the fact that you think people won't give an honest opinion because, back in time, they were paid to do a job, seems quite surprising to me. In my opinion, it's better to look at the conclusions and argue against them, than just dismissing the report because of a past relationship of the writer with Microsoft. Again, no offense intended, but such a quick dismissal just seems a lazy opinion to me.

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