Re: [linux-5] Moving back to Windows from Linux?

From: Wong Boon H.
Sent on: Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:57 AM
So you guys always update your Linux server whenever a new patch is released immediately and never encounter any problem?

Even Microsoft patches have been known to break down something in the past. Thus, I will let others test the new patches first for a few weeks or even months before I apply them just to ensure that any problem with these patches would have been fixed by then. Applying a few patches at once will also help to cut down on the number of downtime, especially when most patches insist on rebooting your OS.

The worst I had encounter is applying AVG anti-virus patch which cause Windows completely unbootable! But this is easily fixed.
The most fearful is applying ESX patch which never check for sufficient storage in it's own temp partition first before proceeding and then to fail halfway thru and incompleted update cause the whole hypervisor unbootable!
 
Boon Hong

From: brian <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, 26 October[masked]:24 PM
Subject: Re: [linux-5] Moving back to Windows from Linux?

On Wednesday 26 October 2011 AmPm 12:00:05 anton_kg wrote:
> On 25 October[masked]:57, Wong Boon Hong
<[address removed]> wrote:
> > So do you guys update your apps and Linux often?
>
> The main reason why people afraid of upgrading they call a
downtime.
> So just find a distribution which gives you more control and allows
to
> roll back patches nicely.
> Gentoo Linux, for example, works for me.
>
> As for the moving away .. I see opensource as a private house; and
> proprietary software as a rented property. You can build your own,
you
> can buy one or rent somebody's else forever paying rental every
month.
> The choice is yours.
>
> Regards,
> Anton

Well said, Anton.
The original article is just capitalising on the fears Linux wannabes
and newbies face without experience and without programming agility.

If you can't beat them... scare them into running back to MicroSucks!
With Bill Gates retired, henchmen are left to scamper around like
headless chickens without focus or aim but still taking potshots.

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