“a severe security issue in its implementation of the NetBIOS protocol that affected all Windows versions ever released”
See BadTunnel Bug Hijacks Network Traffic, Affects All Windows VersionsHow many times do you have to see “affects all versions” before you decide that M$ should not be running your information technology? I made that decision in November 1999 when I had five PCs in my classroom that I wanted to be my “major domo” but they randomly needed to reboot every few hours… I replaced That Other OS with Caldera eDesktop GNU/Linux and never had any problems with software the rest of the school year. I’ve been using GNU/Linux ever since and have had no regrets. It’s been the right way to do IT. My wife saw the light a few years ago. She was tired of years of TOOS failing every now and then and needing re-installation. Once her business started using a web application, she had no more need of TOOS, none.
If you want to try GNU/Linux, read all about it at www.debian.org.