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peder Patching XP
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I've been searching for an alternative to Windows Update, and thought this was it. But apparently not. Why isn't Windows patched?

Shavlik's Google Gadget updater is so far the only useful one available to home users, but Secunias interface is a lot better.

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on 27th Nov, 2008 21:26, peder wrote:
I've been searching for an alternative to Windows Update, and thought this was it. But apparently not. Why isn't Windows patched?

Shavlik's Google Gadget updater is so far the only useful one available to home users, but Secunias interface is a lot better.


PSI doesn't actually do the patches. It relies on the vendors, so if you go to patch Windows, it will use Windows Update from Microsoft.

I don't quite understand why you want a third party program to do the updates??
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peder RE: Patching XP
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The reason I want an alternative is that you don't really need the marketing gimmicks that comes with it such as the Genuine Advantage check. Using Shavlik you're sure to only download security patches.
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Member 27th Nov, 2008 22:23
on 27th Nov, 2008 21:46, peder wrote:
The reason I want an alternative is that you don't really need the marketing gimmicks that comes with it such as the Genuine Advantage check. Using Shavlik you're sure to only download security patches.

Only paranoid people and those with illegal copies of XP will be worried.
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peder RE: Patching XP
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It is hardly paranoid to seek a third party alternative to Microsoft. I'd think all the open source people would agree with that.
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Member 28th Nov, 2008 01:02
What is stopping you from going "Open Source" and not using anything from Microsoft?
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