Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 17:31 UTC, submitted by flanque
Windows In a move that will likely only further confuse the situation surrounding Vista Service Pack 1, Microsoft has posted for public download two updates that were released to beta testers last month. The patches improve Vista performance and reliability, along with the operating system's compatibility with drivers and hardware. Some of the changes include better file copy performance, faster boot times, improved compatibility with newer graphics cards, and better performance in games with advanced visuals.
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refreshing
by Flatline on Thu 9th Aug 2007 17:51 UTC
Flatline
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2006-03-06

Actually, I think it's a good thing that they released these fixes...it shows that they are listening to the complaints they are receiving from their customers and resellers. They will probably be put into Patch Tuesday's retinue this month. I don't see how it confuses the picture surrounding SP1, though; Microsoft has pretty much always rolled older patches into their service packs. I would say that this gives us more of an idea of the types of things SP1 will address.

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RE: refreshing
by mkools on Thu 9th Aug 2007 18:03 in reply to "refreshing"
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2005-10-11

The bugs that are addressed by these updates shouldn't be there in the first place if this OS was thoroughly tested before they shipped it. This is just a move to stop people running away from Vista back to XP.

Come on, how hard can it be to test file copy performance and compare it to Windows XP. That should have taken them only a couple of minutes and nobody noticed this at the time they started shipping Vista.

Give me a break...

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RE[2]: refreshing
by Flatline on Thu 9th Aug 2007 18:08 in reply to "RE: refreshing"
Flatline Member since:
2006-03-06

Don't get me wrong; I agree with you. Some of the bugs (the file copy performance one being a glaring example) should never have made it into a shipping product. I didn't mean that they had done anything spectacular, just that it is a good thing they are actually working on fixing the problems with Vista.

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RE[2]: refreshing
by flanque on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:06 in reply to "RE: refreshing"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Whilst in principal I agree with you, it's not something that is Microsoft centric.

Take a look at any Windows, MacOS, Linux or UNIX operating system and you'll see hundreds of bugs or problems that shouldn't have been there in the first place.

As far as running away from Vista back to XP, I really don't see this as realistic. For those whom will stick with Windows, which is the overwhelming majority, moving onto Vista is inevitable. We cannot escape it.

There's a lot of talk around right now about how horrible and unncessary Vista is, but keep in mind the same things were being said about Windows 98, Windows 2000 and particularly Windows XP, yet here we are now defending Windows XP over Vista.

Sure, there are problems and it'd be silly to say otherwise, but after a few bug fixes Vista will be what Microsoft has said and we'll all wonder what we did without the benefits of Vista in times gone by.

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RE[2]: refreshing
by sappyvcv on Thu 9th Aug 2007 22:41 in reply to "RE: refreshing"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

The bugs that are addressed by these updates shouldn't be there in the first place

You don't have experience in the software industry do you? Or writing software even.

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RE[2]: refreshing
by MollyC on Fri 10th Aug 2007 02:57 in reply to "RE: refreshing"
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2006-07-04

"The bugs that are addressed by these updates shouldn't be there in the first place if this OS was thoroughly tested before they shipped it."

I think Vista had the largest private and public beta program in history. But new versions of OSes shipping with noticeable bugs is normal. Does nobody remember the horror that was Mac OSX 10.0?


" This is just a move to stop people running away from Vista back to XP. "

Er, what does this mean, exactly? What do you mean that it's *just* a move to stop people running from Vista to XP? Are you saying that Microsoft shouldn't have fixed these problems?

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RE[3]: refreshing
by viton on Fri 10th Aug 2007 10:31 in reply to "RE: refreshing"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I think Vista had the largest private and public beta program in history

Heh, 5 of 10 apps i tried on my new Vista based laptop are succesfully crashed.
Probably they should use Wine ;)

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