Expect a record number of patches for Windows

Next week we’ll have the occasion to recall those times, because Microsoft will provide no less than 14 patches.

The 14 patches that we will install next week, probably on Wednesday morning, will set a new record for Microsoft. Most patches released within a period of a month. They will repair 34 potential security problems.

They haven’t targeted only the operating systems themselves, but many Microsoft applications. These include various versions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works and Silverlight. Furthermore Server versions and of course, Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Users of Windows XP with SP2 have been left outside. Although security issues are concerning them too, the updates can be installed only on Windows XP with SP3. If they don’t want to become a security risk for themselves and other users, they have to install the latest service pack for Windows XP.

The XP Phone runs Windows 7

The XP Phone launching date wasn’t made public yet, but the phone’s price is estimated between $400 and $650.
According to reports, XP Phone will cost as a last generation smartphone, and Windows 7 installation shouldn’t be impossible due to fact that the phone can anyway run Windows XP.
Here are XP Phone technical specifications :

* Processor: CPU AMD Super Mobile
* Memory: 512MB/1GB
* SSD: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
* HDD: 30GB/60GB/80GB/120GB
* LCD: TFT Touch-screen of 4,8 inches, resolution 800×480
* Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
* Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA (HSDPA/HSUPA) CDMA/CDMA2000 1X/CDMA1X EVDO, TD-SCDMA TD-HSDPA
* Wireless WiFi 802.11b/g, WiMax(optional), Bluetooth, Stand-alone GPS
* Camera : CMOS, 300k/1,3 millions
* Ports: 1 x plug for headphones,1 x plug for microphone, Docking Connector (includes VGA output signal), 1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot
* Battery: Lithium-ion, removable
* Call time: about 5 hours, Stand-by: about 5 days.
* Functioning in normal use: about 7 hours (Standard), about 12 hours (Large)
* Weight: 400g (with battery).

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