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WIndows update

posted Sep 5, 2012, 12:18 AM by Jerry Dawson
I ran a load of updates to Windows yesterday. Two BSODs later it struggled into life, but now seems to hang every time I hit YouTube in Firefox. (Is this actually not an issue?)
Unfortunately, this takes me back 15 years, to when Windows would be up and down faster than a whore's drawers. At that time, Microsoft had a well-deserved reputation of releasing shoddy software before it was truly ready, just in order to keep ahead of the market. Over the last decade, there's been a big improvement - although many of my mates who migrated to Linux long ago have never looked back. But the main improvements have been in the business software (e.g. SQL Server, SharePoint and BizTalk are all massively improved over what was around 10 years back). I can't help wondering, after that old familiar blue screen, whether there's still not sufficient attention paid to the desktop OS, whether consumers are being taken for granted, or whether there's just something flawed at the very heart of the Windows architecture and its reliance on integration with explorer?