Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 21:57 UTC, submitted by Kroc
Microsoft The AutoPatcher project has been asked by Microsoft to stop operations. "Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history. As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down. We would like to thank you for your support. For the past 4 years, it has been a blast. Unfortunately, it seems like it's the end of AutoPatcher as we know it."
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RE[2]: My reasoning
by -pekr- on Thu 30th Aug 2007 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE: My reasoning"
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Kaiwai, I think that each company, as big as MS, has some ppl preaching to it on the one hand, and cursing it on the other hand.

I would like to remind you, that those patches are in the first place patches to their faulty software we pay for, right? And we pay for it even in the form of end user support. How many pcs do you take care of personally?

I think that all those efforst as AutoPatcher started pretty much naturally. You are the guy who takes care of user machines, you are the guy who tries to make your life easier, so you produce some helper tool, which you call an AutoPatcher. Then you also have friends, taking care of their user's PCs, so you share your work with them.

I think you live out of reality, and I really don't understand the way, in which you defend MS. My folks take care of some 300PC, privately I do take care of some tens of PCs. Do you know who my friends or employees call, if something is broken? Me, us, our team. Never MS. Even us never call MS to take care of the actual troublesome situation.

The process is self-healing. As someone already said here, that is what open community is for here. So, I really think, that you should find better arguments to defend MS, as this step is another drop of poison to ppl, which are here to cure PC related problems, MS product related problems including. I really think that that move was really stupid on their part, and the public community opinion will cause MS more harm, then actual problems, which could arise by eventual missuse of AutoPatcher system.


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RE[3]: My reasoning
by sappyvcv on Thu 30th Aug 2007 12:35 in reply to "RE[2]: My reasoning"
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I would like to remind you, that those patches are in the first place patches to their faulty software

All software is faulty.

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