Microsoft launched Windows 8 on October 26th, and as of the middle of November they have already released 12 important updates – as well as many more recommended updates. Security holes have been fixed, Internet Explorer has been patched, core operating system files have been updated and you may be dangerously out of date with your barely one month old operating system if you haven’t run Windows Update recently.
Before I go too far into the DOOOOOM!!! speech, let me say that this is a very normal thing for new operating systems. Even though Microsoft makes every effort to test and verify the software before shipping, there are hundreds of thousands of possible hardware and software combinations. There are even more possible uses for each of those combinations, and as security holes, bugs and feature flaws are found it’s typical for a rash of patching to take place the first few months of an operating systems launch. The term “early adopter” is used with people who buy operating systems at or near product launch due to the chance of running into these bugs and frequent patches.