Well, Windows is back on the disk.

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 03:16:54 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-19-01 at 07:41 -0600, Richard Colbert Jr wrote:
> I never meant to imply that Debian had there shit together when it came to
> releasing patches. What I mean was MS doesn't even work on patches (usually)
> until it has hit the media. 

This is trivially proven incorrect.  What's the proof?  When I was using
Windows a lot (i.e. until about a month ago), I was downloading updates
at least once a month (sometimes more).  That since XP got released
in...  2001, was it?  2002?  Each time there were multiple fixes per
patch.  Most of the fixes were of the variety "a weakness has been found
which could allow an attacker...blah blah blah".  The vast majority of
them never hit the press -- and indeed most of them were purely
hypothetical attacks with ZERO examples in the wild.

Microsoft not talking about working on patches isn't the same as them
not working on them.

Michael T. Richter
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