Windows updates and dial up users

"please accept our apologies for the lack of Microsoft patches or DirectX
on our cover discs. Microsoft US has banned the inclusion of any of its
code on magazine discs. Presumably, the company assumes we all have
broadband to download up to 166MB for DirectX 9b or 134MB for Windows XP
Service Pack 1a."

And that's without mentioning the mean-time-till-infection of an unpatched
system, of course...