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 Post subject: IBM puts the skids on SP2
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:00 am 
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IBM puts the skids on SP2
By Bill O'Brien (http://www.aliceandbill.com)
Well, we've all been waiting for the much vaunted Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, haven't we? Apparently, not all of us. In a memo to employees, seen by CNET News.com, IBM's internal technology department stated that Windows XP SP2 will "change the behavior of Internet Explorer and cause some application incompatibilities." The memo also noted that some "high-profile, business-critical applications are also known to conflict with SP2."

Last week, Microsoft warned that customers using Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Sales for Outlook 1.2 will encounter problems with the software if they install SP2. Microsoft posted a patch to its Web site that it says fixes the problem.

I first heard the technical term for what's happening here annunciated in the movie 'Heartbreak Ridge' starring Clint Eastwood. The terminology contained two words and the first one is "cluster."


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will "change the behavior of Internet Explorer and cause some application incompatibilities.


Now there's a revelation. Sure..you're going to integrate a popup blocker among other things there and you don't expect things to happen.

I seem to remember that huge statement a few years ago from MS.

"We'll fix our software, even if that means breaking something else."

I just don't see how this is some sort of surpise.

Makes me beleive IBM wasn't part of this testing process that's been going on for how long now...and really makes me wonder if they're using this to prop their Linux solutions.


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Makes me beleive IBM wasn't part of this testing process that's been going on for how long now...and really makes me wonder if they're using this to prop their Linux solutions.


actually, i'm thinking IBM was part of the testing, which is why they're making this statement about potential problems.


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Hard to say.

But if you were part of the testing, then why would you release a memo like that??


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