Sermo Malifer <sermomalifer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ High Plains Thumper on Thursday 05 February 2009 13:55 : \____
>>> Matt wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> 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
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