Professional Vocabulary Explanation

- May 08, 2017-

We illustrate the "WindowsXP-KB823980-x86-CHS32 λ .exe" patch for the shockwave vulnerability of the Windows XP operating system released by Microsoft.

★ Windows XP--Product Name, explains the operating system that the patch applies to. Options that may appear are Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and so on, and are applied to the corresponding operating system separately.

★ KB--KB is the initials of Knowledge base, meaning the basic knowledge Base, 823980 is the patch in the Microsoft Knowledge Base of the corresponding descriptive article number, that is, can view the technical article of the patch.

★ x86--The identity of the processor platform, the example x86 illustrates the processor platform that the patch is applied to the Intel Company's x86 architecture. Possible options are x86, x64, and IA64.

★ The identification of the CHS--language version. The CHS in the example indicates that the patch is applied to the Chinese version of the Windows operating system. Possible options are CHS, ENU, and INTL, which are used in the Chinese, English, and multilingual versions of Windows operating systems, respectively;

Tip: α, beta, λ are commonly used to represent the three phases of the software testing process, α is the first stage, and generally only for internal testing use; Beta is the second phase, which has eliminated most of the imperfections in the software, however, there may still be defects and loopholes, which are generally only available to specific user groups to test the use; λ is the third stage, at this time the product is already quite mature, only in the individual place to do further optimization processing can be listed. The patch will be slightly modified on the number before the release is tested, i.e., the "32 λ" is removed, so the official version of the Shockwave patch name should be "WindowsXP-KB823980-x86-CHS.exe".