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emarkay

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  1. I had looked at MMM a while ago and was unimpressed; there were things I didn't like about it's implementation - I'm a Linux person an d also a pretty paranoid Windows user, so I am alert for strange Dll's , registry entries and all that. But I never investigated MMM, I just didn't like it. IMHO in the Win environment ANY "heads-up" is welcome - clueless users will shrug their shoulders, devotees will scream, power users will just reinstall Win, and folks like us will investigate.Thanks! BTW, CTH, in my system I only see you as the Harl... (See image.) I grabbed Fast Explore and will investigate. MRK
  2. Great minds do think alike - all my docs are prefixed with "103008-" (the date) and so are most of my images - but not all images have been so renamed and I have a bunch of files on a remote HDU (OK, music files if you must) that are "Artist - Title" named and I like to keep those alpha oriented. I need to keep my drawings with project name first because . . . . !!!!! Waitaminute - I can just creat sub-subdirs under project name and then the date naming will work.... as well as teh project name - OK will need to redo my Batch-file based backuop system, but - yea - Sub-Subdirs... Let me try that. Will let you know. Cool... Thanks! MRK
  3. Surely SOMEONE has (and I have been looking for about a year) has figured how to move, add a space, or even better, allow a complete "hack" of the basic Windows Explorer Context menu, so I don't try to DELETE something when I just want to RENAME it? Anyone? MRK
  4. I have images I want sorted by Date Modified, documents I want by Date Created, other files I want (ascending) alphabetically sorted, and another directory/folder I want sorted by descending alphabetic. So each time I go to "Fiel Open" in the application, the files appear as desired. Oh, and "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked. This is in XP SP3 - Home and Pro. Anyone know how to accomplish this? THANKS! MRK
  5. MDGx, Understand, and MUCH apprreciate your site. Excellent! However, even you can't write drivers for peripherals or interfaces to DMA and other main board procedures that require interface to the OS. MANY MANY (even my AntiMalware program from Trend Micro) are moving away from Win98SE support. A great and stable OS that is safe, is no use if you can't use it. Now I know that you can transplant a Hemi into a Model T, but you won't be able to use Windows 98SE for much longer if your printer dies or you want to get a better graphisc card!!! And still - HOW SAFE IS XP? Not from INCOMMING THREATS but from OUTGOING THREATS? What "backdoors" and other "designed in" areas of access are there to MS and other "clued in" third parties??? THAT IS MY QUESTION! It's inevitable that someday Win98 will be unservicable without a great investment in looking for "legacy hardware". That is the fact. But how secure are the alterantive MS OS's? Oh BTW, I am learning Linux now!!!
  6. Intalls it and suddenly finds that things are no longer copacetic in Personal Windowsland? Who has confirmed how to make XP into 98? Visually and program-wise, it's already in there, but my question is in user security. Sure all the tweaks to turn off services and all that stuff exist, but has ANYONE port scanned (or even bit monitored the outgoing data) to PROVE that XP isn't a "tattletale" to any nunber of places? I don't trust NOT knowing what's going OUT from my machine that I have not authorized! So if one has applied all the updates, disable the services, apply the registry hacks, and all the other "Black Viper" and others' ideas, can anyone tell me that there's no "funny business" going on that XP is sending down my fat pipe? Now don't get me wrong, I am not a molestor, a pirate, or a spammer, but one who knows the harm one can encounter when the uneducated become empowered, or when interpretations are read as facts. What's on my PC should stay there, secured, and under my complete control. Oh, please no BS about "unplug your router" or password and encrypt my data, and never download any thing and fumigate my mainboard, yadda yadda yadda... Therefore, can I (or anyone) TRUST Windows XPsp2 on a broadband link??????
  7. I know, and I am pretty good at sorting out information, but it's still a convoluted format, and (are you the maintainer of that site?) even to me a bit "wordy". For example, one post, from that site: "Microsoft Windows 98/98 SE Embedded Web Fonts T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7073 Security Vulnerability Fix: Direct download [211 KB, English]. Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed! BUG: T2EMBED.DLL Fix above installs BUGgy INF file! FIX: MUST Install this INF Fix [63 KB] AFTER installing T2EMBED.DLL Fix above!" Nowhere is the MS KB# or MS update number found, and any specifics AT THIS POINT WHY the update is "buggy", why there are TWO "fixes" and WHAT the "fixes" do, are, and how/why they are needed! Finally, unless I KNOW I have a font problem, I have no clue why I need it! Imagine if I am a "much less than a power user" who just wants to keep my "windows" updated! This needs to be made clear and easy to reference back to either a MS bulletin, a CERT advisory, or a publicized security issue that can be remedied by third parties - such as you kind folks! Don't you see that THIS IS MY POINT! That quote is from my site [just look at the URL where it was quoted from ]:http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU ********** But if anyone has suggestions on how to improve this update posting system [and if I have the time to do it], please post here your ideas/templates/etc, and I'll carefully consider them. Please consider the fact that a single change to my system of posting updates requires me to change all wording for all updates at my site [all MS OSes], and I probalby have a few thousand updates that would need to be changed. Please consider the amount of time and work necessary to do this. Hope this helps MDGX, I wasn't sure if you were "Eck" or not. I did not mean to be critical as I appreciate your efforts. HOWEVER most OFFICIAL security related sited DO use the MS KB or Update# as a PRIMARY way to notify users of a problem. Now that MS is no longer using ANY Win98/ME listings, it is up to US to take the information found in that KB/Update# and see if it is applicable to 98/ME! OK I don't want to ask you to redo your templates, but how about FROM NOW ON, being that Windows Update is DEAD for 98/ME, you list SOME sort of external reference that indicated WHY the new 98/ME update is needed? Something linked and "official" as opposed to just a reference that this is a user enhancement or a unofficial update by itself. Also, how about a line on the UNOFFICIAL FIXES to the OFFICIAL FIXES as to WHAT and WHY the OFFICIAL update is flawed, and what the UNOFFICIAL update is. Any additional clarification is always welcome and can be ignored, but deficiencies of important data only lead to flawed assumptions. I just want to be able to easily keep my WIN98SE secure and relevant now that it's no longer a supported product. MRK
  8. OK, yea, see this thread: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=80502 I know, and I am pretty good at sorting out information, but it's still a convoluted format, and (are you the maintainer of that site?) even to me a bit "wordy". For example, one post, from that site: "Microsoft Windows 98/98 SE Embedded Web Fonts T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7073 Security Vulnerability Fix: Direct download [211 KB, English]. Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed! BUG: T2EMBED.DLL Fix above installs BUGgy INF file! FIX: MUST Install this INF Fix [63 KB] AFTER installing T2EMBED.DLL Fix above!" Nowhere is the MS KB# or MS update number found, and any specifics AT THIS POINT WHY the update is "buggy", why there are TWO "fixes" and WHAT the "fixes" do, are, and how/why they are needed! Finally, unless I KNOW I have a font problem, I have no clue why I need it! Imagine if I am a "much less than a power user" who just wants to keep my "windows" updated! This needs to be made clear and easy to reference back to either a MS bulletin, a CERT advisory, or a publicized security issue that can be remedied by third parties - such as you kind folks! Don't you see that THIS IS MY POINT! I had an issue a while back with the SP LITERALLY trashing my computer - feel free to go back a year or so and see the agony.... I prefer more control on just what is updated and changed on my machines these days. Thanks for your input, and I am just looking to streamline things for all.
  9. Apparently the only updated list of these updates are found UNDER the "Unofficial WIN98SE Service Pack" subcategory (which has nothig to do with updates and non-USP users), AND it's THIRTY TWO PAGES of discussions, comments, opinions and a few file locations! WE CAN DO BETTER! How about a CATEGORY for the moderators to add, that features tested specific updates sorted by the MS KB#, and description, so we can have a "one stop shop" for these. I know MGDX has a site with all this, but it's sort of hard to figure out what and where on his site, and this way it would be just like a text-based windows update site fo all. Maybe a format like this: 918439 IE6 ART image update and the post would be: 918439 | 06-022 | IE6 ART image update | 06/06 | Jgdw400.dll (106.0.0.0), Jgpl400.dll (54.0.0.0) and then a link to the patch and and additional info will be placed next in the text of the post. I just think that THIS SITE would be a great place to host this! Comments??
  10. No, for that is found UNDER the "Unofficial WIN98SE Service Pack" subcategory (which has nothig to do with updates and non-USP users), AND it's THIRTY TWO PAGES of discussions, comments, opinions and a few file locations! WE CAN DO BETTER!
  11. Win98se doesn't even *have* a Server service... it doesn't even have services at all! Correct, it's for WIN2000 and up, and XP, and is found in file: Netapi32.dl. Again my point was regarding updates to 98SE. BTW, As of today, even DHS warns against it http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=5789:
  12. Correct. However, my main point was that we need some unified way to pass on these things, and resources for updates, now that Windows Update is defunct.
  13. Apparently affects win98SE.... Any third party fixes? We NEED to start monioring these sites and GET OUR THIRD PARTY DEVELOPERS TO DO SO TO! Let's come up with a unified way, HERE, to act as the WINDOWS UPDATE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T USE XP/VISTA! COMMENTS??? MRK ****** Systems Affected * Microsoft Windows * Microsoft Office (Windows and Mac) * Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Original release date: August 08, 2006 Overview Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system. Note that one of the patches released today addresses a critical vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Service (MS06-040). We have received reports that this vulnerability is actively being exploited. I. Description Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2006 addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft products including Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. One of the patches released today addresses a critical vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Service (MS06-040). More details are available in Vulnerability Note VU#650769. Note that we have received reports that VU#650769 is actively being exploited. II. Impact A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. An attacker may also be able to cause a denial of service. III. Solution Apply patches from Microsoft Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Security Bulletins. When prioritizing these patches, it is strongly encouraged that the patch for VU#650769 be applied first. Updates for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office XP and later are available on the Microsoft Update site. Microsoft Office 2000 updates are available on the Microsoft Office Update site. Apple Mac OS X users should obtain updates from the Mactopia web site. System administrators may wish to consider using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Appendix B. References * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2006 - <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-aug.mspx> * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#650769 - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/650769> * Microsoft Update - <https://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/> * Microsoft Office Update - <http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/> * Mactopia - <http://www.microsoft.com/mac> * Windows Server Update Services - <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx> http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-220A.html ****** Extended security update support for Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition ended on July 11, 2006. I am still using one of these operating systems; what should I do? Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition have reached the end of their support life cycles. It should be a priority for customers who have these operating system versions to migrate to supported versions to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit the following Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site. For more information about the extended security update support period for these operating system versions, visit the Microsoft Product Support Services Web site. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms06-040.mspx
  14. Gimme an available domain name (preferably an .ORG) and I'll register it and post contributed info. I'll make sure it gets indexed by the spiders! Suggestions: WIN98MELRULES.ORG, or WIN98ME$4VER.ORG or something like that? MRK
  15. It's people like the intelligent and constructive ones here that will enable WIN98SE to continue to be a valid OS fior the near future. All you crybabies and cretins with diffeering opinions, go play on the XP minefield and leave us alone. I could name the 5 to 10 people here who have added life and stability to W98SE, but we know who they are, and I suggest that from now on, anyone else who cares to badmouth them or W98SE should be banned from posting in this forum section. Censoring thoughts and espousing dictatorship? No, just weeding out the whiners and purveyors of disorder. Ther will always be those that appreciate constructive critics, but without a point or purpose, you need not bother to watse out time. Moderators and administrators - comments and/or suggestions to keep this section free from trolls and wannabees? THANK YOU!
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