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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garymax
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2006-01-23

I can see your points but it is a little disingenuous to say that Linux isn't free unless your time is free. That argument won't hold water.

Linux is free as in cost. Microsoft's product is not. Out of the gate, there is a higher tco for windows. Even if you factor in the time element, I spend less time managing my linux box, never have to reboot after an update, and regardless of whether we're discussing the kernel or userland gui's, the amount and frequency of updates are far less and aren't as critical--usually-- than the updates for windows boxes.

Though XP is better than anything that went before it, it still falls short of Linux in terms of maintenance.

But this is just my experience.

YMMV

Edited 2006-07-09 00:08

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