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A Busy Patch Tuesday

Last month's Patch Tuesday had less action than a Kate Hudson romantic comedy. Tomorrow's, though, will be a little more intense, with a dozen fixes expected for everything from Visual Basic to IE and Office. Microsoft's most-loved client OS, XP, gets some tweaks, as does the New Coke of software, Vista.

A lot of the exploits concern that old bugaboo, the remote execution of code. And seven are deemed critical.

I have to hand it to Microsoft. While other vendors quietly release fixes, Microsoft sticks its neck out each and every month and boldly proclaims where its faults lie. And that takes guts. Agree? Let me know by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM