As just about every software developer knows, there simply isn’t enough time or manpower in most cases to iron out every bug in a new software product—or even an existing one. 

So no one is surprised when even popular applications like Microsoft Windows 7 turn up with bugs and security flaws that need to be patched and fixed along the way.  The problem, however, is that finding bugs generally requires the application of that time and manpower—not to mention money—that I referenced above.  To be sure, software vendors get complaints and act on them, but usually not until the company has checked out the flaw itself.  Again, that means an outlay of time and money.  

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