Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jul 2006 13:28 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft plans to issue patches for 'critical' Windows and Office security problems as part of a regular update scheduled for Tuesday. The software company said in an advisory Thursday that it will issue four bulletins for Windows flaws and three for Office. At least one Windows and one Office problem are deemed 'critical', Microsoft's highest-risk category for security vulnerabilities, according to the advisory.
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by CPUGuy on Fri 7th Jul 2006 15:37 UTC
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Wait wait wait...

So releasing patches is a bad thing?

SHUTUP, seriously.

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RE: patches
by Dias on Fri 7th Jul 2006 17:04 in reply to "patches"
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Seems so...

People are blame MS for release bugfix but they love Ubuntu with daily updates. Seriously, I don't get it.

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RE[2]: patches
by SlackerJack on Fri 7th Jul 2006 17:48 in reply to "RE: patches"
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The difference is it gets more fuctionallity and newer versions, thats including bug fixes. When people pay 200 for Office you dotn expect big service packs just for office software on top of OS patches, on top of OS service packs.

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RE[2]: patches
by angryrobot on Fri 7th Jul 2006 18:46 in reply to "RE: patches"
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How come I don't get daily updates for Ubuntu? ;)

I think people blame MS for having insecure software that needs to be patched every week for critial security vulnerabilities. Please try to prove me wrong, but I don't think Ubuntu has that kind of track record.

Remember...the patches for a distro like Ubuntu are for ALL software packages, of which there are thousands, not the basic operating system like this MS patch.

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RE[2]: patches
by Buffalo Soldier on Sat 8th Jul 2006 03:48 in reply to "RE: patches"
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People are blame MS for release bugfix but they love Ubuntu with daily updates. Seriously, I don't get it.

There are two kind of updates in Ubuntu GNU/Linux:
- normal updates
- security updates

Normal updates happen often (but not DAILY). It updates functionally and additional capabilities. NOT bug fixes.

Security updates contains bug fixes. It does not happens DAILY too. There have been only a few security updates and those are usually during the first few week of a major version release. Plus the security updates team responds a lot more swiftly to bugs reports and security holes compared to MS teams.

There are NO DAILY updates in Ubuntu. You must have been confused by the rigorous and frequent normal and security updates that happens in Ubuntu development/beta/pre-release versions. Of course those happens daily.

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RE: patches
by atsureki on Fri 7th Jul 2006 23:50 in reply to "patches"
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Sitting on a long list of flaws that even they admit are critical for a while and then saying "oh, by the way, *truckload of patches with a WGA chaser*" is a bad thing. It's basically dangling a virus over your computer and saying "install our spyware." Commending someone for making mistakes, regardless of whether they've fixed them, is also a bad thing. To (mis)quote Wicked, "there are none more celebrated than the rehabilitated." How about we stop singing the praises of murderers who find Jesus and software companies that think of security as an incremental reaction and start acknowledging those that are actually, as in reality, good? But noooooo, Microsoft is a saint for patching their own hole and OS X and Linux are worse than Hitler for knowing that their security is better.

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