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Method and System for Updating Software over the Internet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000224417D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Dec-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Dec-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 108K

Publishing Venue

Linux Defenders

Related People

Alvin Lee: AUTHOR

Abstract

When new software is released, in most cases, it will not be bug free. Over time, bugs are found and fixed. When this happens, a new version of the software will come out. Software developers will need a way to provide the new software to their end users. To do this, they will provide updates over the internet which will patch the current files with the new files.

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