Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:48 UTC
Bugs & Viruses We're well and deep into April 1 now, and if you were to believe some of the reports and hype on the internet, we should've all been paying in bottle caps right about now. As any sane person already saw coming, the Windows worm Conficker didn't do anything. It just kind of sat there, patiently mocking all those who did not update their machines properly.
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RE[7]: April Fools
by sbergman27 on Wed 1st Apr 2009 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: April Fools"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

That can also happen to any OS, just like the xorg update that trashed Ubuntu a few versions back.

I'm not sure what your point is.

You might as well go ahead and blame people who notice that the allowed updates *observably* trash their systems more than any malware they perceive.

Edited 2009-04-01 23:09 UTC

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RE[8]: April Fools
by BluenoseJake on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 11:03 in reply to "RE[7]: April Fools"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"Might as well go ahead and blame people who notice that the allowed updates *observably* trash their systems more than any malware they perceive."

This is the statement I am replying to. There are always bugs, sometimes even in updates, doesn't matter about the OS. That isw my point.

Not applying updates because somebodies mother's brother's friend had their system trashed by an update is just stupid.

Updates help a hell of a lot more than they hurt.

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