[Dshield] Who's doing what

BarkerJr barkjr at home.com
Sat Aug 11 19:58:27 GMT 2001


> > Even for professionsl systems, software vendors should be held to higher
> > standards. While I think it is reasonable to ask system administrators to
> > keep up on patches, vendors should at least offer a service where they
> > will do it for you. I understand that MSFT is not offering such a service.
> > IBM on the other hand does. (And of course will they be allowed to charge
> > for it).
>
> Microsoft has "Windows Update" which will apply "Critical Updates" nearly
> automatically.

Don't forget that WinME downloads patches automaticaly unless it's disabled (it's enabled
on Dells at least).  It'll probably be the same for WinXP.

-BarkerJr




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