END-OF-LIFE NOTICE

Josh josh@bluescreen.org
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:08:59 -0800


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FW: END-OF-LIFE NOTICEIs this really a problem?  W95 is coming on 7 =
years old.   It seems fair enough to me.
what level of support/patches/feature fixes does sun provide for the =
version
of solaris that was released in 1995 ?  (sol 2.5.1)

  ----- Original Message -----=20
  From: Steve Bush=20
  To: fork@xent.com=20
  Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 5:42 PM
  Subject: FW: END-OF-LIFE NOTICE


  Interesting messaging on why BlackICE Defender will no longer be =
supported.  Microsoft is terminating support for Windows 95.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Okada, Lainie (ISS San Mateo) [mailto:lokada@iss.net]
  Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 4:12 PM
  To: Steve Bush
  Subject: END-OF-LIFE NOTICE



  END-OF-LIFE NOTICE

  BlackICE Defender support on Windows 95 to be discontinued

  Internet Security Systems (ISS) is discontinuing BlackICE Defender =
support

  on Windows 95. BlackICE Defender will continue to be supported on =
other

  Microsoft operating systems as defined in the product system =
requirements.

  All quarters in this notice are calendar year.

  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

  BlackICE Defender version 2.9 is the last version that will be =
supported on

  Windows 95. Internet Security Systems Customer Support will continue =
to

  provide technical assistance and make reasonable efforts to provide

  workarounds for BlackICE Defender version 2.9 problems on the Windows =
95

  platform for one year following the Q3, 2001 release, i.e., =
approximately

  through Q3, 2002. However, we will not provide programmatic =
corrections to

  errors for this platform.

  WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

  Microsoft has announced cessation of support for Windows 95. The =
following

  link explains Microsoft's OS lifecycle in detail and shows that =
Windows 95

  entered the "non supported phase" (red) as of November 2001. See

  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycleconsumer.asp for more =
details.

  Once an operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft it =
becomes

  difficult to address problems with products running on that OS. Fully

  supporting BlackICE Defender and its customers is extremely important =
to ISS

  so we are unable to continue developing our

  products for an unsupported operating system.

  WHAT SUGGESTIONS DOES ISS HAVE TO EASE THIS MIGRATION FOR CUSTOMERS?

  Our first step to assist our customers is this announcement. The =
current

  BlackICE Defender product is still fully supported on Windows 95, but =
those

  customers running this operating system should begin investigating OS

  upgrade options with Microsoft. Our intention with this early notice =
is to

  allow our customers adequate time to plan and implement migration of =
their

  computers to supported operating environments with minimal impact. =20

  The Microsoft web site has a wealth of information to help you decide =
which

  Windows operating system upgrade is right for you. For information on =
the

  entire Windows operating system family go to the following link.

  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.asp

  For information on upgrading to Microsoft's newest operating system, =
Windows

  XP, go to the following link.

  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/default.asp

  If you have any questions or concerns you may contact technical =
support at=20

  support-L1@networkice.com


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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Is this really a problem?&nbsp; W95 is =
coming on 7=20
years old.&nbsp;&nbsp; It seems fair enough to me.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>what level of support/patches/feature =
fixes does=20
sun provide for the version</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>of solaris that was released in 1995 =
?&nbsp; (sol=20
2.5.1)</FONT></DIV>
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  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
  <DIV=20
  style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =
black"><B>From:</B>=20
  <A title=3Dstevebu@bushchang.com =
href=3D"mailto:stevebu@bushchang.com">Steve=20
  Bush</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A title=3Dfork@xent.com=20
  href=3D"mailto:fork@xent.com">fork@xent.com</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, January 14, 2002 =
5:42=20
  PM</DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> FW: END-OF-LIFE =
NOTICE</DIV>
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  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New"=20
  size=3D2>Interesting</FONT></SPAN><SPAN lang=3Den-us> <FONT =
face=3D"Courier New"=20
  size=3D2>messaging on why BlackICE Defender will no longer be =
supported.&nbsp;=20
  Microsoft is terminating support for Windows 95.</FONT></SPAN><SPAN=20
  lang=3Den-us></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>-----Original=20
  Message-----<BR>From: Okada, Lainie (ISS San Mateo) [<A=20
  href=3D"mailto:lokada@iss.net">mailto:lokada@iss.net</A>]<BR>Sent: =
Monday,=20
  January 14, 2002 4:12 PM<BR>To: Steve Bush<BR>Subject: END-OF-LIFE=20
  NOTICE</FONT></SPAN></P><BR>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>END-OF-LIFE=20
  NOTICE</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>BlackICE=20
  Defender support on Windows 95 to be discontinued</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Internet=20
  Security Systems (ISS) is discontinuing BlackICE Defender=20
  support</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>on Windows 95.=20
  BlackICE Defender will continue to be supported on =
other</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Microsoft=20
  operating systems as defined in the product system=20
  requirements.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>All quarters in=20
  this notice are calendar year.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>WHAT DOES THIS=20
  MEAN?</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>BlackICE=20
  Defender version 2.9 is the last version that will be supported=20
  on</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Windows 95.=20
  Internet Security Systems Customer Support will continue =
to</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>provide=20
  technical assistance and make reasonable efforts to =
provide</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>workarounds for=20
  BlackICE Defender version 2.9 problems on the Windows =
95</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>platform for=20
  one year following the Q3, 2001 release, i.e., =
approximately</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>through Q3,=20
  2002. However, we will not provide programmatic corrections=20
  to</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>errors for this=20
  platform.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>WHY IS THIS=20
  HAPPENING?</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Microsoft has=20
  announced cessation of support for Windows 95. The =
following</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>link explains=20
  Microsoft's OS lifecycle in detail and shows that Windows =
95</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>entered the=20
  "non supported phase" (red) as of November 2001. See</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us></SPAN><A=20
  href=3D"http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycleconsumer.asp"><SPAN=20
  lang=3Den-us><U><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3D#0000ff=20
  =
size=3D2>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycleconsumer.asp</FONT></U=
></SPAN><SPAN=20
  lang=3Den-us></SPAN></A><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2> for=20
  more details.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Once an=20
  operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft it=20
  becomes</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>difficult to=20
  address problems with products running on that OS. =
Fully</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>supporting=20
  BlackICE Defender and its customers is extremely important to=20
  ISS</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>so we are=20
  unable to continue developing our</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>products for an=20
  unsupported operating system.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>WHAT=20
  SUGGESTIONS DOES ISS HAVE TO EASE THIS MIGRATION FOR=20
  CUSTOMERS?</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Our first step=20
  to assist our customers is this announcement. The =
current</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>BlackICE=20
  Defender product is still fully supported on Windows 95, but=20
  those</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>customers=20
  running this operating system should begin investigating =
OS</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>upgrade options=20
  with Microsoft. Our intention with this early notice is =
to</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>allow our=20
  customers adequate time to plan and implement migration of=20
  their</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>computers to=20
  supported operating environments with minimal impact.&nbsp; =
</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>The Microsoft=20
  web site has a wealth of information to help you decide=20
which</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>Windows=20
  operating system upgrade is right for you. For information on=20
  the</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>entire Windows=20
  operating system family go to the following link.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us></SPAN><A=20
  href=3D"http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.asp"><SPAN =
lang=3Den-us><U><FONT=20
  =
color=3D#0000ff>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.asp</FONT></U></=
SPAN><SPAN=20
  lang=3Den-us></SPAN></A><SPAN lang=3Den-us></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>For information=20
  on upgrading to Microsoft's newest operating system, =
Windows</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>XP, go to the=20
  following link.</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2><A=20
  =
href=3D"http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/default.asp">http://www.m=
icrosoft.com/windowsxp/home/default.asp</A></FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>If you have any=20
  questions or concerns you may contact technical support at =
</FONT></SPAN></P>
  <P align=3Dleft><SPAN lang=3Den-us><FONT face=3D"Courier New"=20
  =
size=3D2>support-L1@networkice.com</FONT></SPAN></P></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY><=
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