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Re: [News] 20 Patches Next Patch Tuesday, Windows Computers Exposed to Hijackers Since October

__/ [ Gordon ] on Friday 08 December 2006 09:07 \__

> Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 08:03:31 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> The advosory includes this one...
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/927709.mspx
>> Because businesses don't want patches more often than once a month, unless
>> they are extremely critical.
>           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Like the one above...? or the Word flaw, which will NOT have been fixed until
January? It even affects Word on the Apple Macs. Microsoft has brought its
poison into enemy territory.

Only a matter of time until OpenOffice is treated similarly... (Novell)

> You mean because otherwise they would be overwhelmed by the flood of
> patches.....

And because patches from Microsoft are notorious. They break stuff. They also
require a reboot, which is bad if you run a server or in case you have many
virtual desktops with a helluva lot to restore upon startup (KDE handles
much of this fine though).

Best wishes,


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