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No Rest for the Patch Weary

Back in the hippy days, the more patches you had on your jeans the better. My gram used to replace huge sections of my pants just so I could wear 'em out and patch 'em all over again.

What's cool for hippies is decidedly uncool for IT. For IT, patches are more annoying than an Adam Sandler movie marathon.

So get ready champs, as tomorrow Microsoft is expected to release 10 patches, almost of all which involve remote code execution. (Are networks really worth all this hassle?)

The critical patches address operating systems, including XP, Windows 2000 and Server 2008.

IE versions 6-8 also get fixes, and even if you use FireFox, IE is still there and still needs plugging.

Word also gets fixed and nearly every modern PC and Mac version should be updated.

And if that isn't enough pain, just try watching Spanglish and Don't Mess with the Zohan in one sitting. Ow.

Who is your least favorite comedic actor? Boos and hisses welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/08/2009 at 1:16 PM


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