[lug] Too long to fix bugs?

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Wed Nov 12 09:39:46 MST 2003

Any Microsoft comparison will need to be specific about what they are
comparing to.  Right now they are mostly fighting RedHat and SuSE
products.  I don't know about RH - but even the SuSE consumer updates
very quickly.  Most of the critical problems are fixed within the day.
those of us who are subscribed to the security announcements list get
way quicker than I have every seen them from M$.

Fedora is at this point a new project and can't be considered a valid
candidate for this comparison.  We will need to give the Fedora folks
at least
a few months to get their project oiled and started.


--On Tuesday, November 11, 2003 02:57:40 PM -0700 The Matt
<thompsma at colorado.edu> wrote:

>> Terry Branaman wrote:
>> | This is a new one. According to Microsoft, they fix bugs as fast
>> | as the Linux community, if not faster!
>> | 
>> | http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/11/11/HNmsassault_1.html
>> | 
>> Not sure how that could be now that they only send them out once a
>> month! http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1370687,00.asp
> I don't know.  There are three bugs in Fedora that haven't been
> patched (that is, every known security hole in Fedora is unpatched).
> So, I guess you could say Micorsoft is easily competing with Fedora.
> Matt
> -- 
> I am a theoretical chemist.  Fear me!
>  Matt Thompson -- http://ucsub.colorado.edu/~thompsma/
>  440 UCB, Boulder, CO  80309-0440
>  JILA A510, 303-492-4662

Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
Celebrating over 20 Years of Improving Building Energy Performance

More information about the LUG mailing list