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Scott Francis Baker


December 1st, 2003

Five lowest-paid NFL teams have better combined record than five highest-paid squads @ 11:46 am

So I'm rebuilding this Windows 2000 machine here at work and goign through the Windows Update process. After probably three reboots I've installed the Service pack and all the updates required except for Internet Explorer. I saved the best for last so to speak.

So I download an install IE and reboot and check Windows Update one last time and lo and behold there are six (6!!!) more updates. I'm thinking, I know I just checked this damn thing and there were NONE left. Then Jared points out that I just installed IE and thus all those patches were for IE. I check it and sure enough he's right!

So Microsoft doesn't even include the latest patch when you download IE. You have to install IE and then install the patches. Two separate Windows Update sessions and two reboots. Very lame!
 
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From:davidfrey
Date:December 1st, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately that's how our very own software from Usefulware works out. I think it all boils out to poor planning and follow through—a common theme amongst Microsoft products wouldn't you say?
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From:muerte
Date:December 1st, 2003 06:27 pm (UTC)
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A common theme amongst Windows products is that they SUCK! I'm so glad I switch to Linux.
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From:gorgonous
Date:December 1st, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Today I was updating Kevin Pearson's laptop and when I went to the Windows Update site for the first time it said that it needed to install 43 updates!
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From:muerte
Date:December 1st, 2003 06:26 pm (UTC)
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The real question is: how many reboots!

Scott Francis Baker