Microsoft is lining up a fix for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer as part of the decade's last ever Patch Tuesday update. Tuesday is due to bring six bulletins, three of which are critical. The critical fixes address flaws in Windows and Office as well as IE. The Office update covers flaws in Project, Word and Works …
The only barely notable news here, is the timely reminder it's the last patch Tuesday of the decade.
Nothing here any worse than any normal patch Tuesday.
Yep, I expect there will be howls of deluded outrage, but face the facts as the most common OS, and the most maliciously hacked OS, what do you expect.
Perhaps Redmond should just sit back and relax, and just enjoy the market lead and let the brand name just carry it through. Perhaps an effort at maintaining some security in their system is the responsible thing to do.
Let the derision commence.
Eagerly waiting with barely surpressed anticipation.
Last patch Tuesday of the decade?
I think not - 2010 is the last year of the decade, not 2009. 1 Jan 2011 is the first day of the next decade.
Remember that we have no year 0 in the Gregorian Calendar system - so years ending in 1 will the first year of any decade/century (delete as appropriate).
So the last patch Tuesday of this decade will be 7 Dec 2010.
Beaten to the pedant's stand by less than 60 seconds.
So 2000 is in the last millenium - doh
That logic might apply to Centuries, but not Decades
The 90's ran from January 1st, 1990 to December 31st, 1999.
The "Oughties" started on January 1st 2000 and will end in 27 days time.
Whether the 21st Century started on 1/1/2000 or 1/1/2001 has no bearing on the matter.
Stop using Logic
Are you green blooded with pointy ears?
Didn't think so.
It's people like you who take all the fun out of pederasty, sorry, pedantry.
Last of the Decade?
Has Vulture Central managed to crack the whole 'Going Into The Future" thing and are they reporting from a year hence?
Re: Last patch Tuesday of the decade?
"Remember that we have no year 0 in the Gregorian Calendar system"
Remember that the choice of epoch is arbitrary. Mine started at zero. Kindly fuck off back to 1999 where you came from.