Microsoft: Still No Vista SP1 Auto Update

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| When Microsoft released Vista SP1 last month, the software giant said it
| would begin automatically pushing Windows Vista service pack 1 to users in
| mid-April, but that has yet to happen.
| [...]
| Microsoft, which has imposed a cone of silence around nearly every aspect of
| Vista SP1, isn't saying much about when Vista users might expect to avail
| themselves of the SP1 automatic update option.

Microsoft- recent Vista update hoses some USB devices

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| Some users are not affected while others are now having trouble with USB
| devices like keyboards and mice since the update last week. This is shedding
| light on my recent Vista disk thrashing problems when I resume from sleep
| mode, at least I think so.

"Bill Gates looks at everything as something that should be his. He acts in any
way he can to make it his. It can be an idea, market share, or a contract.
There is not an ounce of conscientiousness or compassion in him. The notion of
fairness means nothing to him. The only thing he understands is leverage."

--Philippe Kahn


Buggy Microsoft Excel Patch Causes Bad Math

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| A bug in this week's MS08-014 patch causes Excel to return zeroes instead of
| the correct number when certain types of macros are run within the program.