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Techworld: Tips for Keeping Networked Linux Systems Up to Date (Part 1)

Feb 13, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Jang)

"If you have a substantial number of Linux computers, it may be cost effective to buy, configure and dedicate one or more computers to the patch management task. For example, assume that you have a network of 100 computers, and patch management requires that each of these computers downloads 20MB per day. Downloading an additional 2GB per day, every day, can be expensive on business-level Internet connections.

"Some packages, such as those associated with the OpenOffice.org suite, require several hundred MB to update..."

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