XP Updates Start to P.O. Users

Monday, 29 April 2002, 3:20 PM EST

One of the purported user-friendly features of Microsoft's new operating system is turning out to be user-annoying.

As many as three times a week, on average, XP users see a little window pop-up at the bottom of their computer screens announcing the availability of another new update for their system. This plethora of patches has left many users wondering whether their hard drives are big enough to handle "Trustworthy Computing."

Users also complain that several of the patches made their systems unstable. And some were annoyed by the many-megabytes worth of available patches for what they feel are unimportant applications such as games and file-sharing applications, believing that Microsoft should instead focus on fixes for crucial security holes.

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