“We are aware that some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties after applying security update 2823324, which we provided in security bulletin MS13-036 on Tuesday, April 9. Weâ€™ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors. As a precaution, we stopped pushing 2823324 as an update when we began investigating the error reports, and have since removed it from the download centre.”
see Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools
You bet. They are having difficulties like being unable to boot their PCs. The folks who used to scream here that GNU/Linux was for amateurs and cannot be accepted by businesses really should consider what a debacle like this could do to folks’ confidence in M$’s OS. If you patched thousands of PCs Tuesday and they would not survive reboot because of what M$ did, how would you feel? It’s bad enough with malware running rampant on PCs with that other OS but when the OS itself is the malware, customers get the hint.
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It’s put together with loving care by a group dedicated to making computers run smoothly with discipline and integrity. They have simple but effective policies which prevent one package from interfering with the files of another. So simple. Just decline the EULA and install GNU/Linux or better, buy PCs with no OS or GNU/Linux installed. Your OEM can take care of that.