On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:57:14 -0500, Jay Smith <j...@jaysmith.com> wrote:
>> I'm not sure why you would want to skip the service packs - I use an
>> XP VM for legacy apps and testing, but the first thing I did when
>> setting it up was to install SP3.  Why not install SP2 (or SP3)?  
>> Just
>> curious.
> However, SP2 is the last version before M$ added "phone home".  A lot 
> of
> people don't trust M$.  It is not an issue of whether the copy of
> Windoze is legal or not (which, of course it always should be), but 
> it
> is an issue that it's none of M$ business what you use the Windoze 
> for.

 I don't disagree with you about Microsoft's high-handed tactics, but 
 being unpatched puts your system at risk, as well as others when your 
 system is compromised or "botted." There are better alternatives (Linux, 
 Mac) to what you're doing.
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