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Re: [News] Another Example of Ignorant Journalists Covering Linux

On 2009-02-26, Andrew Halliwell <spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sermo Malifer <sermomalifer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> ____/ High Plains Thumper on Thursday 05 February 2009 13:55 : \____
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>>>>
>>>> Matt wrote:
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>
>> <snip>
>>> 
>>> Not to mention the fact that Windows does not have a centralised patching
>>> mechanism. <snip>
>> 
>> That's not a fact, it's an outright lie.   Windows has automatic 
>> downloading and patching from a central store.
>> 
>> Your hatred of Windows, Microsoft, and Bill Gates is not a license to 
>> lie about them.
>
> What the smeg are you waffling on about now?
> Microsoft does not have a centralised repository.
> You get a microsoft update, the only things that get updated are microsoft
> software. Not adobe, not coral or apache or firefox... microsoft.
>
> Which in most instances is just the core OS and perhaps microsoft office.
> All the other software installed has to be updated separately.
>
> With linux, EVERY piece of software in the distribution, accounting for
> thousands of packages gets updated from the SAME centalised source.
> Every time a security update is flagged on any piece of software in the
> distribution, it will be available for install at the click of a button.
> (on all the major distributions such as mandriva/suse/ubuntu/debian at
> least)

And Gentoo.

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Regards,

Gregory.
Gentoo Linux - Penguin Power

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