A new tutorial titled Getting to know Windows Vista Updates and Ultimate
was added by Bleeping Computer
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A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:
When software is created, whether it be operating systems or games, there is a
good chance that a bug or security hole will rear its head over time. Software
can be complex, with millions of lines of code in them. This amount of code and
the complexity of a program invariably lead to mistakes or oversights. When these
errors are found the software developer will usually release an updates that can
be used to fix the errors.
Windows Update is Microsoft's delivery platform for downloading and installing
updates to fix problems found in the Microsoft operating system or other related
software. Windows Update is also the platform where you can download new features,
add-ons, and Ultimate Extras. For those who do not know what an Ultimate Extras
is, they are premium content and applications that are only available to owner
of the Windows Vista Ultimate.
Updates come in three flavors. The first are Important, or Critical, Updates,
which are necessary to install in order to fix security holes or major issues
within Vista. The second type is Recommended updates, which are updates to various
components of the operating system that should be installed for proper functionality.
The last type, called Optional Updates, are new features, updates, or Ultimate
Extras that are not necessary to install for proper functionality of the operating
system or applications.
This guide will walk you through how to setup Windows Vista so that your computer
is updated properly and securely. We will also cover Ultimate Extras, which
is one of the major perks for purchasing the more expensive Vista Ultimate.
For those who do not have Vista Ultimate, any references to the Ultimate Extras
will not apply to you.
We hope you find this tutorial helpful.
The Bleeping Computer Staff