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Fri, 2 Feb 2007

2:06 PM - Bill Gates on Windows Vista

I typically only post MidnightBSD related entries to this blog. I saw this link on a mailing list today.

Bill Gates actually said "Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine."

Wow. I feel a renewed spirt toward this project after reading that sentence. In the end, it does not matter what operating system I prefer. All systems have security issues from time to time. Making a blanket statement like that is just amazing. What's next? Windows crack of the month?

I haven't read the whole article yet, but from what I've read so far he attacks Apple for their ad campaign in all the wrong ways. I've blogged about Apple's ads and inconsistencies before. I agree some of them are misleading. And I thought his Daily Show performance was bad...


2:12 PM - Bind 9.3.4, Sendmail, Archite, and Status

I've been working on importing Bind 9.3.4 into the tree. Its imported and compiling on three different ia32 machines. It still requires further testing. I'm going to upgrade my secondary dns server tonight and see how well it runs.

Bind 9.3.4 was also updated/added to mports.

I noticed sendmail did a new release. I'll start looking at that when I get some more time.

Also, lets welcome back our security officer. Adam has been busy and PCless for the last month or so.

Finally, my work on mports has paid off. The index is in much better shape. We have most of KDE available. joe was added to editors last night. I'm attempting a snap build of amd64 right now with mports included. It also includes the bind update.