Maxspeed Users to Get Early Patch Deliveries
Maxspeed Corp. is making it easier for customers to deploy and update patches to their thin-client appliances running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP Embedded operating system.Maxspeed Corp. is making it easier for customers to deploy and update patches to their thin-client appliances running Microsoft Corp.s Windows XP Embedded operating system. The Palo Alto, Calif., company has introduced a service that officials say will enable Maxspeed users to get those patches almost a month before Microsoft sends them out for the embedded operating system. Wei Ching, president and CEO of Maxspeed, said that when a patch is needed, Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., normally sends the patch out first for its Windows XP Pro operating system, then follows with a patch for the embedded operating system 30 to 60 days later.
However, because there are typically few differences between the two patches, Maxspeed takes the patch for XP Pro, runs it on its own XP Embedded images and validates it in-house. Within a day or two, the company sends the patchvalidated for the embedded operating systemout to customers, which then can deploy it via the companys Maxspeed Management Software suite, Ching said.