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ZDNet: Has Linux Patching Surpassed Mac and Windows?

Mar 18, 2006, 05:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Ou)

"This may seem like a shock, but is it possible that the Linux patching has surpassed the Mac and Windows operating systems? Recent vulnerabilities in Adobe Macromedia Flash and Mozilla Firefox that can affect multiple operating systems highlight a weakness in the Mac and Windows auto-update process because they're primarily focused on patching Apple and Microsoft specific issues.

"Most regular users don't really think about the patching process and can't possibly keep up with all the security advisories..."

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