Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 21:12 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Windows According to a notation tucked into the DOJ's joint statement with Microsoft regarding continued compliance with various agreed-upon standards and remedies, Microsoft expects Service Pack 1 for Vista to be in beta by the end of the year. In addition, a Microsoft security executive released data Thursday showing that, six months after shipping Windows Vista, his company has left more publicly disclosed Vista bugs unpatched than it did with Windows XP.
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RE[4]: Wouldn't believe it
by juno_106 on Sun 24th Jun 2007 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wouldn't believe it "
juno_106
Member since:
2007-06-24

I don't like SPs, they turn the computer slow, but hey, it's more secure at least!

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Service packs don't usually make computers slow. sometimes they add new functionality, but they are mostly just bugfixes. Anybody who just dismisses SPs is asking for trouble

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RE[6]: Wouldn't believe it
by Laurence on Mon 25th Jun 2007 09:26 in reply to "RE[5]: Wouldn't believe it "
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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Service packs don't usually make computers slow. sometimes they add new functionality, but they are mostly just bugfixes. Anybody who just dismisses SPs is asking for trouble
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I wouldn't go that far. XP SP2 was famous for completely c*cking up digital studio desktops. I lost count of the number of electronic music producers that had problems with the core function of thier machines (to engineer electronic music) since upgrading from SP1. Systems like these are usually dedicated systems without an internet connection so the bugfixes were mostly unessissary.

Also one of my colleagues webserver went down for half a day after he installed a service pack (though the update was vital, it's another example of how windows updates aren't as reliable as you seem to suggest).

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