Microsoft has announced that in keeping with its tradition of timely updates and security related bug fixes for it's software products, it is now ready to release Service Pack 1 for the upcoming new version of the popular Windows operating system called "Vista".
Microsoft had to release this service pack in response to a virus threat to the new not-yet-released operating system, which was pointed out by Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure. The virus is said to target Microsoft Command Shell (MSH) technology currently in development under the codename Monad. A Microsoft spokesman clarified that the rhyming of the name with "gonad" is incidental and does not in any way, reflect upon the technology.
Windows users have applauded the company's quick response to the virus threat to their future operating system and have started downloading the new service pack, even as Microsoft is getting ready for the release of the operating system itself.
The company has also issued a tech note instructing users to "Please install the service pack only after having first installed the actual operating system".
In other news, Microsoft has announced that hereafter, installation of software which does not conform to strict Microsoft issued user interface standards will cause computer hard drives to auto-format.