I read the article. Lets see.....XP is 9 (NINE!) years old
and yet more of the patches apply to it than to Win-7...
pardon me, but I wonder if Ford would still be around if it
was having to go back and fix 2001 Taurus models...even if
they knew about the same problems in the 1997 Taurus models.
I think MS got caught in a trap of their own making....LONG
ago they should have totally changed their thinking once it
was clear that virus writers were on the upswing, and
their mindset that 'any-user-can-do-anything'. They were afraid
to change the basic internals because it would mean older
versions would be too incompatible. But at some point,
a clear cut-off should have been made - even at the cost of
alienating a lot of users. Should they have done that back in the
late Win-98 or certainly Win-ME days, all those users would
have come back by now.
Personally, I now run Linux, and if Linus Torvalds ever dies,
I would like to donate to his shrine. Linux has been all I'll
Microsoft said it will deliver a record 16 security updates next week to patch a whopping 49 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and SharePoint.