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Re: so installing critical security patches

Some of the computers that run these fabs are stuck on obsolete versions of Windows NT etc., on companies that need to get stuff out of the door it's common for them not so kill off their tools and scripts that do the work by installing the latest version of Windows every time M$ comes out with a new one.

A windows upgrade might stop your favourite game from working until an update but these guys stand to lose business and $millions when the new version stops the fab.

This is an example of why toy operating systems from Microsoft should never be used for anything critical.

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