Linked by vodoomoth on Mon 27th Sep 2010 13:10 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has "set up and removed" having Windows 7 Service Pack 1 as a prerequisite to running (or, more correctly, "installing") IE9, in the space of just 2 days.
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RE[2]: This wasn't about Vista
by Delgarde on Mon 27th Sep 2010 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE: This wasn't about Vista"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

I don't get corporate mind sets. Why on earth would anyone want to refuse to install bug fixes?
It's not like an OS is more secure without Service Packs...


It's not a matter of refusing to install bug fixes - it's delaying installing those fixes until it can be confirmed that those fixes don't interfere with any critical applications.

For example, if SP1 breaks the software that runs a bank's call center, that's a business-breaker... bad publicity, and hundreds of people unable to work for as long as it takes to roll back the upgrade or fix the problem.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

it's delaying installing those fixes until it can be confirmed that those fixes don't interfere with any critical applications.

News flash: Service Packs have a beta period for that.

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