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ZDnet Australia: A Lesson in Logic

Oct 04, 2003, 04:00 (53 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josh Mehlman)

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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..."

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