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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RE: patches
by Dias on Fri 7th Jul 2006 17:04 UTC in reply to "patches"
Dias
Member since:
2006-02-20

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"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

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[3]: patches
by orestes on Fri 7th Jul 2006 18:39 in reply to "RE[2]: patches"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Why wouldn't they?
Personally I'd expect people who pay for software to be demanding prompt resolution of issues, not sitting around whining about it.

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RE[3]: patches
by Bending Unit on Fri 7th Jul 2006 18:47 in reply to "RE[2]: patches"
Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

No it's not the difference. Ubuntu (my distro) and probably other Linux distros have to be patched regularly and often for security bugs, yet it's the best thing since self sealing stem bolts. Or is it a "you get what you pay for" issue?

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RE[3]: patches
by suryad on Fri 7th Jul 2006 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: patches"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I see what you are saying. It is indeed annoying to need to have such massive Service Packs for even Office! What are we on...SP2 for Office?! And even so there are patches coming out every month now for an Office distro. How about Microsoft fixes problems right at the beginning before launching a product? It seems that the tried and tested rule of using Microsoft products is to wait till at least SP1 is out for the product to be stable and mature. I enjoy using Microsoft products for the most part because they are very easy and intuitive to use...now if only Microsoft fixed things up on the security side of things it would be a lot more pleasant computing experience.

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RE[2]: patches
by angryrobot on Fri 7th Jul 2006 18:46 in reply to "RE: patches"
angryrobot Member since:
2006-04-26

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"
Buffalo Soldier Member since:
2005-07-06

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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