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At 11:19 24/04/2013 +0100, Tom Davies wrote:
Microsoft have every Tuesday as "Patch Tuesday".

No: only the second Tuesday in each month is Patch Tuesday. (Otherwise they would be called "Tuesday"!)

Obviously if there is a really serious threat that they develop a patch for they sometimes release it asap rather than waiting ...

The update to some versions of Windows yesterday (er, that was Tuesday but not Patch Tuesday) was to replace one that was issued two weeks earlier (on Patch Tuesday - are you following?) but was withdrawn two days later when it was found to be defective. Hence the current out-of-band publication.

... but for the most part they stick to holding patches back until the next Tuesday.

Er, the next *Patch* Tuesday.

I suspect it's more to do with rebooting, ...

Exactly so.

Brian Barker

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