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Software Updates


“Please download an update” pops up on most people’s computers regularly, but many worry about doing just that in case their computer doesn’t work as well afterwards. Computer users install software updates to improve the performance and security of their computers. However, slow downs can happen. There are several reasons why. If your computer has …

It’s a common frustration—software updates intended to make our applications run faster inadvertently end up doing just the opposite. These bugs, called performance regressions in the field of computer science, are time-consuming to fix because locating software errors normally requires substantial human intervention. To overcome this obstacle, researchers at Texas A&M University, in collaboration with …