No patches due in March from Microsoft

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Source

    Just a heads up. :)
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    1,984
    Location:
    Placerville, CA
    Lazy mofos....jk, looks like we will just have to wait :(
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

    Messages:
    3,159
    Location:
    Lehighton, PA
    well... they DID Just lose one of their key Windows Architect's. looks like Windows is gonna suck even more. :( MS is turning into Valve. can hardly ever get something working right without screwing something else up.
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    2,931
    Location:
    Seattle
    If you are not signed up for the bulletins, you can check out what updates are planned for the month at the Microsoft Technet site .
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    And how does that have anything to do with patches? :s

    Besides, people come and go. It's not really a big deal. Lucovsky left, but Microsoft still has Dave Cutler, who is just as well-respected and recognized for his huge contributions to the NT kernel. In fact, from what I've seen and read, most people recognize Cutler as the man behind NT. The point is, there are lots of brilliant minds that are collectively responsible for successful products. Losing one doesn't mean the end of the world. :)
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    Messages:
    5,275
    Location:
    NY, USA
    I'm not trying to be a Troll but 4 days into the month is to soon to declare no patches for the month IMO. Sure there won't be any for "patch day" this month but that doesn't mean an exploit won't be found that needs patching before the end of the month. :tired:
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Xie, they obviously can't predict the future.

    Patches for any flaws discovered during the previous month are released on "patch Tuesday" of the current month, with exceptions made for highly critical issues. Since no issues were brought up in February, there will be no patches issued next Tuesday. And unless it's a very critical issue that needs immediate attention, there won't be any other patches until the second Tuesday of April. That's all there is to it.
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    Messages:
    2,725
    Location:
    Chicago
    Maybe they should take this time to finally patch some of the months-to-years old known vulnerabilities.