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Windows updates and dial up users
Larry Seltzer has a nice column about the difficulties of keeping up with Windows patches if you have a dialup connection. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1272162,00.asp "It occurred to me that one way to make things easier for dial-up users, and even broadband users in many cases, would be to issue periodic update CDs. Imagine a disc with all of the updates on it and a program, it could even be written in Windows Script Host, to check a system for which updates need to be installed, apply them in the correct order and even reboot in between. Such a program would not be hard to write." [...] "I recently put this suggestion to Microsoft and their response basically avoided the whole issue. Why wouldn't the company want to offer such a CD, assuming that's the motivation behind their stonewalling?"