ZDnet Australia: A Lesson in Logic
Oct 04, 2003, 04:00 (53 Talkback[s])
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"From the responses to last month's patch management column, I
learned a lot about people's attitudes to patches--and was
repeatedly reminded of several other points. For the record, it's
true that Linux patches only apply to one application at a time
whereas Windows patches update numerous programs simultaneously.
Does this mean a Linux patch could still screw things up?
Definitely, but you'd never hear a Linux person admit it.
"The problem with discussing an issue like this: anyone writing
negatively about Linux is immediately bombarded with supercilious
invective--plus a good dose of righteous indignation and withering
sarcasm--from Linux supporters..."