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Associated Press Service Down for 5 Hours Because of Microsoft

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Summary: Associated Press is blaming Microsoft for bad patches that led to loss of business

USERS of Windows are afraid of patches and reluctant to update their software, which can sometimes contribute to the whole of Skype going down for everyone (it previously happened due to Windows Update too). Microsoft's lack of security and unreliable patches sure harm businesses and there is a recent story that we have not covered yet about Associated Press blaming Microsoft's patch for a 5-hour glitch:



Citing an effort to try and install a Microsoft Corp. computer patch, the Associated Press blamed the Redmond computer giant for a five-hour outage that prevented the news cooperative's stories from being distributed on Monday.

The AP said that it was trying to install the patch in advance of next week's elections around 3 p.m. Eastern time on Monday.


This was also covered in [1, 2]. Do not rely on Microsoft for business. The London Stock Exchange learned this the hard way, but that's another mysterious story. Patches are far from the only issue.

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