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John Hunt
2004-08-11, 13:54
My PC has just downloaded and is in the middle of installing SP2 for XP.
I've previously been having no end of problems with running the
slimserver.exe program and XP crashing in the RC2 version of the software.
I'll be interested to see if the final release helps in any way.







John M Hunt

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Dan Sully
2004-08-11, 14:05
* John Hunt <johnmhunt_gvc (AT) blueyonder (DOT) co.uk> shaped the electrons to say...

>My PC has just downloaded and is in the middle of installing SP2 for XP.
>I've previously been having no end of problems with running the
>slimserver.exe program and XP crashing in the RC2 version of the software.
>I'll be interested to see if the final release helps in any way.

John - I'm continued to be amazed at you. If you read the news, large
corporations such as IBM are telling their employees not to install SP2. Why
do you think that it will "fix" things over RC2, when if you had just been
running SP1 - which is known good and tested by millions of people for the
past few years, you wouldn't be having so many problems.

When on the bleeding edge of technology, expect to get cut.

-D
--
Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?

Michael Alletto
2004-08-12, 08:36
On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:05:35 -0700, Dan Sully <daniel (AT) electricrain (DOT) com> wrote:
> * John Hunt <johnmhunt_gvc (AT) blueyonder (DOT) co.uk> shaped the electrons to say...
>
> >My PC has just downloaded and is in the middle of installing SP2 for XP.
> >I've previously been having no end of problems with running the
> >slimserver.exe program and XP crashing in the RC2 version of the software.
> >I'll be interested to see if the final release helps in any way.
>
> John - I'm continued to be amazed at you. If you read the news, large
> corporations such as IBM are telling their employees not to install SP2. Why
> do you think that it will "fix" things over RC2, when if you had just been
> running SP1 - which is known good and tested by millions of people for the
> past few years, you wouldn't be having so many problems.
>
> When on the bleeding edge of technology, expect to get cut.

IBM is telling their employees to not install SP2 not because its bad
but because it is their standard operating procedure when any new
large update comes out. This is nothing new folks. The media reports
are written in such a way to make it seem like a warning from up on
high. But the real truth is that its normal. Some new big update
just comes out, of course the large companies are going to send a memo
telling employees not to install it yet until it can be firmly tested
by their IT folks with their custom software. Any company that
DOESN'T do this deserves to have their whole IT staff fired.

Jack Coates
2004-08-12, 09:17
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:05:35 -0700, Dan Sully <daniel (AT) electricrain (DOT) com>
> wrote:
>> * John Hunt <johnmhunt_gvc (AT) blueyonder (DOT) co.uk> shaped the electrons to
>> say...
>>
>> >My PC has just downloaded and is in the middle of installing SP2 for
>> XP.
>> >I've previously been having no end of problems with running the
>> >slimserver.exe program and XP crashing in the RC2 version of the
>> software.
>> >I'll be interested to see if the final release helps in any way.
>>
>> John - I'm continued to be amazed at you. If you read the news, large
>> corporations such as IBM are telling their employees not to install SP2.
>> Why
>> do you think that it will "fix" things over RC2, when if you had just
>> been
>> running SP1 - which is known good and tested by millions of people for
>> the
>> past few years, you wouldn't be having so many problems.
>>
>> When on the bleeding edge of technology, expect to get cut.
>
> IBM is telling their employees to not install SP2 not because its bad
> but because it is their standard operating procedure when any new
> large update comes out. This is nothing new folks. The media reports
> are written in such a way to make it seem like a warning from up on
> high. But the real truth is that its normal. Some new big update
> just comes out, of course the large companies are going to send a memo
> telling employees not to install it yet until it can be firmly tested
> by their IT folks with their custom software. Any company that
> DOESN'T do this deserves to have their whole IT staff fired.

Probably about half of American IT organizations deserve to be entirely
fired for their blinding incompetence, but this is entirely to be expected
when the people running the companies reward management of outside vendors
over fostering of internal capabilities. I hate to say it, but in those
companies the very act of spending time becoming competent is a career
limiting move. Buy services, buy products, buy consultants, then manage
their output.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming,
--
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themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA