The “priority updates” just popped up here. OK, two were fair enough, one being the final version of IE8 at around 14 MB download. But the third?
I can’t do better than quote a post on Whirlpool.
Has anyone noticed today’s MS update?…
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86
Date last published: 1/27/2009
Download size: 248.4 MB…
This is just getting crazy.
And to call it a ‘high priority update’?
Do we really need this?
See you all next week… 😉
For details see List of changes and fixed issues in the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. Can you imagine how long a 248.4 MB download takes on Unwired? (If I was still on dial-up I would be waiting until next year…!) Wouldn’t it have been nicer of Microsoft to release this on DVD via some of the major computer mags? I wonder if they know what real-world computing is actually like.
And by 3pm…
Downloads all up took around 4 hours, starting at 10am. That was better than the 6+ predicted by Microsoft. Most of the rest of the time was in installation and reboots – four mandated by Microsoft, plus two extra after attending to collateral matters.