Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 12 May 2001, Vol 4 No. 19
 Microsoft Confirms: Windows XP Launches Oct. 25th

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Windows XP In the past weeks, several stories appeared in the media (as I reported last week) about a possible delay for Windows XP. But on May 9th, Microsoft announced it will launch Microsoft® Windows® XP, the highly anticipated next release of the Windows operating system, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001. Windows XP will be available on new PCs and as a full or upgrade version at retail locations.

"Mark your calendars now: The release of Windows XP on Oct. 25 is going to be a historic day for our customers and for the industry," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. "Windows XP will be the highest-quality Microsoft operating system ever, and Microsoft and our associates are committed to delivering a set of amazing new computing experiences that will set a new paradigm for PC users around the world."

The Windows XP operating system will be available on Oct. 25, 2001, in two editions: Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional Edition for businesses of all sizes. Pricing has yet to be announced.

Windows XP will be the biggest Windows marketing event in Microsoft history -- doubling the investment of the Windows 95 launch in the first four months of product availability alone. This incredible marketing push by Microsoft and industry partners is expected to unleash tremendous demand for the experiences that Windows XP enables.

Microsoft put up a counter on the Windows XP Web site, counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the launch date (I wonder, would it start counting up if Windows XP is late?)


Buying A Car Online

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Upgrade to the Convenience of a Wireless Network, Easily and Quickly!

There's never been a better time to disentangle yourself from the restrictions of cables and go wireless with confidence!

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Badtrans worm replies to your e-mail

W32.Badtrans is an e-mail worm that spreads using randomly named attachments. Badtrans was first discovered around April 10th 2001, but recently there has been an increase in the number of infections by this worm.

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  Microsoft Security

Index Server Search Function Contains Unchecked Buffer

Microsoft has released two patches that eliminate security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Index Server 2.0 and the Indexing Service in Microsoft Windows 2000.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Index Server 2.0
  • Indexing Service in Microsoft Windows 2000


Malformed Request to Domain Controller can Cause Memory Exhaustion

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2000 when running as a domain controller. This vulnerability could enable an attacker to deplete the available memory on the server.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, Datacenter Server


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  Web site updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.

Added: Buying A Car Online
Added: Badtrans worm replies to your e-mail
Added: Upgrade to the Convenience of a Wireless Network, Easily and Quickly! - Part III
Added: Upgrade to the Convenience of a Wireless Network, Easily and Quickly! - Part II

Updated: all new Synchromagic 2.0 Released


Added: Microsoft Security: Index Server Search Function Contains Unchecked Buffer

Windows 2000

Added: Microsoft Security: Index Server Search Function Contains Unchecked Buffer
Added: Microsoft Security: Malformed Request to Domain Controller can Cause Memory Exhaustion

Windows XP

Added: Microsoft Announces Windows XP Launch Date: October 25th

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