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(InfoWorld)   17 epic Windows Auto Update meltdowns   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, Microsoft Windows, Windows USER, Patch Tuesday  
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2013-08-19 09:17:11 PM  
Only 17? Some lazy writers over at InfoWorld.
2013-08-19 09:26:41 PM  

MrEricSir: Only 17? Some lazy writers over at InfoWorld.

I'd take the other view.

Company who people hate like it wins them points pushes out updates every single week to hundreds of millions of computers built by hundreds of manufacturers assembled in thousands of unique ways running a half dozen different types of OS filled with hundreds of thousands of unpredictable types of installed software and only has 17 major farkups of note.

It's like juggling every grain of sand on a beach in the middle of a tornado while blindfolded, set on fire and and suffering an epileptic seizure and being expected to do it flawlessly.
2013-08-20 06:54:21 AM  
I still remember the one patch from MS - probably around 2006-2007.  A security update to Windows 2003 Server that introduced a service that ran hourly to forcibly drop privileges on certain Exchange service accounts.  The nasty side effect of this priv drop was that it disabled just about every BES server in the nation.

We had fun finding and unwrapping that mess.
2013-08-20 08:01:27 AM  
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