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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled

  • From: John Neiberger
  • Date: Thu Aug 14 10:44:27 2003

>>>> Sean Donelan <sean@donelan.com> 8/14/03 8:29:07 AM >>>
>John Markoff reports in the New York Times that Microsoft plans to
change
>how it ships Windows XP due to the worm.  In the future Microsoft
will
>ship both business and consumer verisons of Windows XP with the
included
>firewall enabled by default.

[Veering further off-topic]

Hmm...I didn't even know XP had a built-in firewall.  Any bets on how
long it is before other companies with software firewall products bring
suit against Microsoft for bundling a firewall in the OS? 
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