Users Of Two Minds About Windows Future
Customers want a cumulative security-fix pack. But they want Microsoft to fix Windows, first and foremost.In last weeks column, I requested your opinions as to what Microsoft should do to maintain and augment Windows momentum, given the fact that we are going into somewhat of a "dry spell," in terms of major new releases.
Some Windows users have been vociferously advocating that Microsoft provide at the very least a service pack with the hundreds of security fixes issued since Windows XP shipped in 2001. But quite a few of you took the opposite view, advocating that Microsoft put a temporary halt on new releases - including anything like the rumored, interim "Shorthorn" - and instead focus on fixing Windows XP before rolling out a single line of new code.