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Microsoft Delivers Security Updates November 2009 bill msg:4023524 1:57 am on Nov 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
Microsoft security updates for November 2009 [ microsoft.com]
As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 6 new security updates on November 10, 2009.
Latest Security Updates MS09-063 - addresses a vulnerability in Windows (KB 973565) MS09-064 - addresses a vulnerability in Windows (KB 974783) MS09-065 - addresses a vulnerability in Windows (KB 969947) MS09-066 - addresses a vulnerability in Windows (KB 973309) MS09-067 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office (KB 972652) MS09-068 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office (KB 976307)
ergophobe msg:4027438 5:18 pm on Nov 18, 2009 (gmt 0)
OT, but since nobody has anything on-topic to say....
Have you ever wondered what the ratio is for
initial code installed
---------------------- security fixes installed
especially when you extend this beyond the OS to Office, iTunes, Firefox, etc etc.
This one at 30MB was pretty big, but on the same day, I also updated Firefox and both iTunes and Safari wanted to install updates. Well over 50MB total. Seems like an average week.
BillyS msg:4027449 5:26 pm on Nov 18, 2009 (gmt 0)
ergophobe - High speed connections make this a simple process but you're right. Maintenance on software is a pretty big job. I'm surprised there isn't more consistency in the market. For example, why do I need to have all these programs running in background checking for updates? It's an inefficent process. ergophobe msg:4028273 7:47 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0)
>>why do I need to have all these programs running in background checking for updates?
That bugs me too. I prefer in most cases to have the app check or not check, depending on my settings, on startup.
ergophobe msg:4028275 7:47 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0)
I mean application startup, not every time I boot the machine.