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Submission + - Skype Provides feedback on outage (skype.com)

Frogmanalien writes: Skype has provided some interesting details on the causes and fixes as a result of the major outage during the run up to Christmas- it makes you wonder if P2P is the best approach, or if there are perks to centralisation- as well as making you think about patching of software- often seen by normal users as the bane of modern software.

Comment Get rid of patch Tuesday (Score 5, Insightful) 109

Doesn't this just make Patch Tuesday more and more irrelevant- that's at least twice (in my memory) that they have had to release a patch "out-of-cycle". I don't give a monkey about cycles, I just want security patches deployed when they have been tested and are available! Big corporates should be using WSUS to manage patching so there's really no excuse for it catch people off guard in the business world, and I'm sure that most consumers think the same as me- fix my computer, and fix it now!

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