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Weblog:   Linux Users: Welcome to the World of Malware
Subject:   Not Quite, jwenting
Date:   2004-10-29 11:01:15
From:   alucinor@mail.com
Response to: Not Quite, jwenting

"It works as least as well as does apt"


Except it only updates products from Microsoft.


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"I'd hardly call that "only occasionally". They just don't issue major press releases when going from version 0.0.3.1.5.2.5.43b3 rc1 to 0.0.3.1.5.2.5.43b3 rc2 like Linux groups are wont to."


"Major Press Releases" = update noted on their sourceforge homepage.


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"Your love for Linux clouds your vision so you don't see the shortcomings of the platform (or as I've seen by many Linux zealots actually call those shortcomings strong points)"


He said that he loves it for several reasons. And in this case, "love" is likely a synecdoche for "approves of", "endorses", or "strongly recommends".


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"You'd have even more work to do as every cracker in the world would use the availability of the source code to find and exploit the holes."


The NSA doesn't seem to think so.


Access to source code actually speeds fixes, not breaks, since the "white hats" in the hacker community greatly outnumber the "black hats" (it's just that the latter get far more publicity).