[ILUG] M$ SFU 3.5 - redistribution and passport?
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Thu Feb 26 10:11:09 GMT 2004
> does anyone have any experience with SFU 3.5 (the
> free (as in free beer) M$ Services for Unixâ¢)?:
> as per some recent postings of mine, the company
> I work for is investigating possible alternatives
> to Cygwin. SFU seems a possibility. there are
> many issues here, but two which are bothering me
> considerably at the moment are:
> â âPassportâ? I have no idea what this is, but
> from the reading-up I have been doing on SFU,
> before downloading it you must have one of
> these (which is supposedly free). I myself
> have *no* interest in _anything_ M$ insists I
> have, so am extraordinarily reluctant to even
> download SFU.
> â What the fsck is it?
> â How can it be neutralized?
> (I have not yet done any research on what I see
> as a side-issue, which is also perhaps a private
> hang-up of mine.)
Hmm, I see they have changed it. I have never had an MSN account, thats
part of the passport thing. You can make a mickey mouse passport account
and use that.
Step one, make a webmail account
Step Two, provide bogus details
Step three, use this for all spam sites and downloads etc.
There ya go. Once downloaded you never need it again.
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