Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Windows 7 Bug Fixes And Security Holes - SP1 Available ...

If you're a Windows 7 user (poor you) then you might (might not) be aware that the original version of Windows 7 (the one you're using right now!) is the 'draft' version. Microsoft never really finish a version of Windows - they put out a half-completed issue, wait for bugs and holes to be reported from angry users - and then start trying to patch it up.

Usually they are unable to patch all the problems before a new version is issued (Windows 8, 2012 rumoured) - so then they don't need to bother with the old version - the new one is so buggy that they have their hands full.

This is why your Windows installation constantly downloads updates (every day, if you let it).

Well now, Windows 7 users can at least fix some of the bugs security holes by downloading Service Pack 1 (SP1) which patches at least some of the problems. This contains a total of 795 patches. Direct download link is here.

But ask yourself this - do you really want to trust an operating system which is this insecure? this flaky?