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Re: Windows updates and dial up users
Stephen J. Wilcox said: > > On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote: > >> On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:25:50 EDT, Sean Donelan <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: >> >> > "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?" >> >> It would cost money to produce and ship a new CD on a frequent enough >> basis >> for it to do any good. Consider that we're seeing worms within 4 weeks >> of the >> patch coming out. How many CD duplicating places are willing to take on >> a multi-million run with a 1-2 week turn-around, once a month, every >> month? > > Ok then different idea, assuming that we're all agreed its MS's > responsibility > to ensure users are patched promptly and without extra cost to the end > user. > > Its not a problem patching on a dialup, it just takes longer, this may put > people off when they see their computer tell them its going to take 3 > hours to > download and theyre paying per minute on the call > > What if MS included something in the Windows Update that gave the user the > option of calling a toll-free number operated by MS for the purpose of > downloading.. ? > > Steve > Realise that this would require MS to take responsibility for putting out bad code. That's quite unlikely, IMO.