Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jul 2006 13:28 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft plans to issue patches for 'critical' Windows and Office security problems as part of a regular update scheduled for Tuesday. The software company said in an advisory Thursday that it will issue four bulletins for Windows flaws and three for Office. At least one Windows and one Office problem are deemed 'critical', Microsoft's highest-risk category for security vulnerabilities, according to the advisory.
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RE[3]: patches
by orestes on Fri 7th Jul 2006 18:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: patches"
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why wouldn't they?
Personally I'd expect people who pay for software to be demanding prompt resolution of issues, not sitting around whining about it.

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RE[4]: patches
by ma_d on Fri 7th Jul 2006 18:45 in reply to "RE[3]: patches"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Several channels of distribution never leads to prompt resolution, especially when one of them is service packs.
People expect one update mechanism for the product, and service packs to only add value and not security fixes. Unfortunately, our here in the real world, they're gonna get both and I don't think that's an unreasonable thing.

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