[FoRK] XP Updates needed for a fresh install: Over 146 updates, over 410MB

Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> on Sun Aug 12 19:18:40 PDT 2007

On the third round of update / reboot cycles (how many will there be??), 
an XP reinstall has so far required 146 updates and over 410+ MB of 
downloads.  It seemed to be only semi-responsive for a long time; it was 
tabulating all of those required and recommended updates.

Soon, maybe even now, the updates required will be larger than the 
installation CD.  Sad that they don't have up to date distros like Linux.

Good luck for someone on dialup or who, for security reasons, doesn't 
connect their machine to the Internet.

Good luck for someone without an effective firewall between the 
unpatched machine and the Internet.

Now, back to my Linux laptop.


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