Surface RT Patches

A recent cnet.com report indicated that the coming Patch Tuesday will see another set of bug fixes released to the Windows 8 and Windows RT, which is used on the Surface RT tablet. The Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008 will also receive the patches.

Two of the patches are considered important while five are considered critical. Holes in the operating system that may result to an infection on the PC due to a malicious code will be dealt with by the critical patches.

The critical patches will be installed automatically if the Windows Update is set on automatic. On the other hand, users will have to manually install the updates rated important.

The chief tech officer of Qualys, Wolfgang Kandek, indicated that the upcoming security update will be the first update for many users of the Windows RT OS. He indicated that it will be interesting to know the reaction of the users and what they think of the patches.

Although the initial fixes for the two latest Windows OS were actually released by Microsoft during the Patch Tuesday last November, it was just a few weeks into the release of the Microsoft Surface tablets into the market.

Even though the patch releases are already normal for Windows PC users, this is not normal for users of Android tablets and iPad units. This is something that users of the Surface RT tablet will have to deal with especially since they are not accustomed to regular patches for the Windows RT OS.

However, this may not be a problem if the automatic update feature is enabled on the OS of the Microsoft Surface tablet. A critical security patch will also be released for the Internet Explorer 10 on Tuesday. This critical patch, which is also applicable to the IE 6 all the way to the IE 9, will deal with holes that may result to the vulnerability of the PC to malware infection.

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