While it seems that Microsoft is very close to finishing up development work and launching the RTM version of Windows 8.1, the company still continues to release new patches for the public preview build of its upcoming operating system.
In fact, the company has been releasing new patches for Windows 8.1 Preview ever since it was made available for download, late June.
And this makes sense, considering the large number of users (and businesses) that have installed the preview version. Not only does Redmond get a chance to fix up security flaws and vulnerabilities in the operating system, it also allows the technology titan to further improve the stability of its upcoming OS.
With Patch Tuesday updates for the month of August about to go live any time now, Microsoft has issued four bug fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview.
The first of which is supposed to fix a critical security hole in Internet Explorer 11. This bug is said to allow remote execution of code on a PC if a user surfs to a website that exploits the issue.
The second update resolves some flickering issues that were reported when running Flash based videos in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Preview. The third bug fix takes care of a problem in IE 11 with playback of content that used adaptive streaming and Digital Rights Management features.
And finally, the fourth and final bug fix deals with the aforementioned adaptive streaming and DRM playback problems on the operating system itself.