Thoughts and Questions On Yum, Up2Date. Etc.
billg at f-m.fm
Thu May 20 23:21:19 UTC 2004
On Fri, 21 May 2004 00:32:48 +0200, "Davy Brion" <ralinx at pandora.be>
> On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 23:50, shrek-m at gmx.de wrote:
> > >i know most of us dislike microsoft, but as much as we dislike them, you
> > >have to give them credit for making things easy for _normal_ users.
> > >
> > >
> > and for viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, addware, ...
> providing the necessary tools so users don't need to edit config files
> does not mean opening the door for viri, worms, trojans, spyware,
and yada yada....
Isn't the salient point of Windows Update the fact that the updates are
always pulled down from a server controlled by Microsoft? The user can't
point the update tool willy-nilly at unvetted sites. That alone is a
Good Thing. The fact that it is packaged as an easy-to-use web page is
If Linux ever becomes popular enough to warrant attention by the same
folks currently targetting Windows, then allowing users to mix-and-match
the repositories from which they pull their updates is a wonderful way to
spread viruses, worms and all the rest.
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