Microsoft patches the patch

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 12:38 PM EST

Microsoft is only partway into delivering the long-awaited Service Pack 2 for Windows XP to users, yet it has already begun releasing fixes for problems that the mammoth update can cause, however inadvertently.

The company has issued what is likely the first of several "hotfix" patches – patches that address specific problems - which developers and analysts say are just a fact of PC life.

"Writing software is a complicated endeavour done by humans. We don't see SP2 as the be-all and end-all, that there will no longer be a need for future patches," says Rob Enderle, principal analyst for technology analysis firm The Enderle Group.

By Stuart Johnston at PC Advisor.

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