> I have quite a few bad experience from updates/patchings (including
> Microsoft Windows and vmware ESX) and find the risk of patching my system is
> often more dangerous than retaining them as outdated system.
> So do you guys update your apps and Linux often? Especially Servers? I
> always update my desktop but not server as I can't afford the downtime that
> affect so many users.
If you don't update your servers, you are setting yourself up for
more issues that you should. I've never run my VMs on anything
other than a RHEL-based environment and all have been more
or less well behaved. The pain I have felt was when I was asked
to move my VM (that was a Fedora 12 I think) to a VMware
host and it refused to boot. Needed some voodoo for the VMware
to make it work, but fortunately, my VM got back to a RHEL
host and all was well.