Monthly Archives: May 2017

the windows smb flaw does NOT just affect windows XP but windows 7 and gnu/linux too

the windows smb flaw does not just affect windows XP but windows 7 and gnu/linux too

and gnu/linux users will need to update their samba to 4.4.14, 4.5.10 or 4.6.4 ASAP

windows vista isnt dead just yet

windows vista isnt dead just yet although after installing SP2 windows update hangs and svchost will use 100% CPU and 1G continuously for many days

so the first thing you have to do after installing SP2 is disable automatic updates

then manually install

alternatively the guardian recommend you throw away any amd sempron notebooks and switch to a free unactivated or beta version of windows 10

or buy a refurb notebook

while wired has some other suggestions

windows vista sp2 updates

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DDR2 and DDR3 memory is now available in 3 types (@amd, @intel and dualmode)

DDR2 and DDR3 memory for desktops and notebooks is now available in 3 types (@amd, @intel and dualmode)

  • Intel DDR2/3 are 10bit with 8K blocks (DO NOT WORK WITH AMD HW)
  • AMD DDR2/3 are 11bit with 16K blocks (DO NOT WORK WITH INTEL HW)
  • Dual Mode should work with both AMD HW and Intel HW


mozilla firefox now has 3 versions too

mozilla firefox now has 3 versions too

  • Firefox Setup 52.1.2 (non esr)
  • Firefox Setup 52.1.2esr
  • Firefox Setup 53.0.3 (64 bit)

except that Firefox Setup 53.0.3 (64 bit) is not really 64 bit as it does not run on windows vista home premium 64 bit


anti-virus advice from @actionfraud, @ncsc and @microsoft_uk (inc help for #WXP and #WIN2003 (non #cso) users)

anti virus advice from @actionfraud, @ncsc and @microsoft_uk

Note that MS are EVEN taking the highly unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms that are in custom support only, including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003.