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Off topic: there is nothing like starting the day with a laugh …

June 23rd 2008 in Uncategorized



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“Off topic: there is nothing like starting the day with a laugh …”


You could read the last panel either of two ways:
1. Microsoft is noting that they get that many downloads every time they release patches for Microsoft products.
2. Microsoft is wondering if Firefox will achieve the same number of downloads for the security patch that will come as a result of vulnerabilities found in the release, the first of which came five hours into the challenge.

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The worldwide average was malware removal from 1 out of every 123 Windows-based computers in the second half of 2007.
Summary – Australia
During each month in the second half of 2007, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), on average, removed malware from 1 out of every 204 Windows-based computers it was executed on.
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