Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

About Those Vista Updates

I really can't stand leaks. Especially when people think they are cool by taking things that are in private beta and just distributing them. What they usually fail to realize is that that one person can sometimes screw a whole program for the people that do actually follow the rules. I don't know who thought it was cool to violate their NDA, but it's really getting old.

I would highly recommend waiting to install these patches until they are officially released. These were beta patches, and based on personal experience (because I'm actually in the beta program) are not ready for a final release. Because they're not official, I'm not going to link to them. If you do chose to install them, do so at your own risk.

I would say more, but I like being in the program, so I'll leave it at that.



  • *** Carlson said:

    It's a shame that MS is creating such a culture of secrecy around SP1.  Talk about over-reaction!  It's pretty obvious that Vista went out the door with some pretty big issues, and it would really help if there could be some transparency around exactly which of them are going to be corrected and which we'll have to continue to live with.

    The "ship at all costs" mentality is what caused the problem here, not a userbase that wants to know what type of pain they'll be feeling in their orgs.

    July 30, 2007 12:33 PM
  • Kavanagh said:

    And those in the program so arrogant about it.

    July 30, 2007 12:36 PM
  • l33txp said:

    haha... get over it.. boohoo!!

    July 30, 2007 1:34 PM
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  • July 30, 2007 3:08 PM
  • Kavanagh & l33txp,

    Sorry if playing by the rules comes off as arrogant. I know it might be difficult to comprehend, but some people actually honor the contracts they sign. Shocking, I know... but it's true.

    July 30, 2007 3:27 PM
  • Anon said:

    Well, honor the rest of the contract which says you can NOT even say you are in a Beta program. So stop talking about it and how cool you are

    July 30, 2007 4:50 PM
  • Sam said:

    @Anon- funny you should say that, because I thought that only applied to the UE beta...

    July 30, 2007 5:10 PM
  • Prince said:

    I feel that i made a mistake when i first orignally posted my article about these updates on aeroxp. I didnot consider about the fact that this might jeopardise so many other testers and MS might not reveal a whole lot in the near future because of these leaks

    ` Prince

    August 3, 2007 12:41 AM
  • Remember those leaked Windows Vista Pre-SP1 updates that I said I wasn't going to link to ? Well, today

    August 7, 2007 2:15 PM