Patch and Patch Again
Nov 04, 2009, 12:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Why do I prefer Linux to Windows? I could count the ways, but
here's a big one. When mistakes are made in Linux, they tend to get
fixed and that's the end of it.
"With Windows, it often doesn't work that way. Take, for
example, Microsoft recent release of its biggest set of security
patches ever. This uber-patch set fixed 34-different bugs.
"Or, well, to be more exact, it tried to fix 34-different
security holes. It turns out that it didn't fix some problems and
it caused some new ones. My particular favorite had been the one
that completely disabled Communications Server. That 'fix' nailed
every version of Communications Server from Live Communication
Server 2005 on up to Office Communications Server 2007 R2."