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Windows Updates

by Schokers / April 8, 2013 9:37 AM PDT

Perhaps I am being naive but why does Microsoft, nearly 12 years since its launch, have to continually keep updating Windows XP (also Vista and Windows 7)? Did it not have the technical expertise to find these numerous security flaws that other people must be finding necessitating these updates and instead put out a Service Pack that fixed it for all time?

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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2013 10:19 AM PDT
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And while this has been discussed before, if you want a secure computer it must not be a Personal Computer. You would have to use something like a Chrome Book or a game console to achieve the total lockdown.

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The short answer
by Jimmy Greystone / April 8, 2013 10:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows Updates

The short answer is an old military saying, I forget who it is that coined it: No plan survives contact with the enemy. That is to say no matter how thoroughly you might take into account every detail at the time, things will always come along that you didn't/couldn't have anticipated. You can be the world's safest driver, but you can never predict when someone will be driving drunk or just can't wait 10 seconds to read that text message that came in, and slams into your car. That principle holds true pretty much everywhere you care to look in life. Someone even boiled it down to a two word axiom: **** happens.

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