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Re: Getting people into Linux

On Friday 05 January 2007 03:42, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> On 1/4/07, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> > And there I want to chip in.  One big bugbear is when things that were
> > working get broken by updates.  I think that one small change would be
> > immensely helpful here.
> >
> > Either people don't do updates at all - in which case vulnerabilities
> > mount - or they get the lot, and things occasionally get broken.  Bear in
> > mind that this class of user usually doesn't need the absolute latest and
> > greatest - just a reasonably up-to-date version of his software.  Surely
> > it would be possible to make a simple way to take security fix updates
> > only?  That way you could automate the updates for normal use, and they
> > could get other updates with the aid of someone more knowledgeable if
> > necessary.
> >
> > Maybe the possibility already exists. If it is, then it needs
> > publicising.
> This is a good idea but I think it is largely the way updates already
> occur already within a particular version of Fedora ... 

I don't think so.  I subscribe to fedora-package-announce, and only a very 
small proportion of the updates are marked as security updates.


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