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Microsoft Breaks Patch Records


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:54 AM

Microsoft has patched almost as many critical vulnerabilities in the first 8 months of 2006 as it did in 2004 and 2005 combined, security researchers said..."2006 already is a record year,"..."It's great that we're finding them prior to large-scale attacks, but at the same time it's a concern about the quality of [Microsoft's] code." Thus far this year, there have been 51 security bulletins and 98 patches, 64 of which were deemed critical...

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:13 PM

Windows needs a complete rewrite from the ground up, instead of patching the legacy system and interfacing new modules with bloated the code.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 05:05 AM

Isn't that what they are doing with Vista, and why it has taken so long? The networking stack is at least brand new, and absolutely overflowing with bug. They have managed to recreate bugs which were fixed back in Windows 95.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:32 AM

Auto Updates just downloaded and installed about a million updates for me right now >.<
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:36 PM

Auto Updates just downloaded and installed about a million updates for me right now >.<

I set auto updates only to notify me of new patches...I install them myself. After the WGA fiasco, I want to control what goes on my lappy!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:05 PM

I set auto updates only to notify me of new patches...I install them myself. After the WGA fiasco, I want to control what goes on my lappy!!! :thumbsup:

Me too!
But the downside is, I don't understand everything they describe.
Allow the updates to occur - it can break your laptop.
Try to study what they patch and then watch the track record can take the rest of your life.
Do you have a method?




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