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Windows Update versus Ubuntu Update

Windows Update versus Ubuntu Update | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

The reality? All modern operating systems used as mainstream business and consumer platforms are “works in progress” and require frequent updates to fix bugs and resolve security issues (and occasionally to add features). Many of those bugs and security issues don’t surface until the code gets deployed widely, and even then it sometimes takes detective work to figure out where the actual problem is.

As long as an update process is smooth it doesn’t really bother me if it needs to download 100 or even 500 updates. With my line I’ve got plenty of bandwidth (10Mbit synchronous line), so even the size of the updates doesn’t bother me too much. But if I have to reboot and answer yes to all sorts of questions and there are multiple update processes that bothers me. I wonder if Microsoft allows other (ISVs) to interface with Windows Update? So, could Adobe and Apple use Windows update to update Itunes and Acrobat? Now that would fix a lot of the issues I’ve got with Windows today.

Keith Combs’ Blahg : Windows Server 2008 Core screencast – Installing Open Source Software

There’s just something inherently funny about a Microsoft employee installing what what’s basically a LAMP stack (or WIMP)  on Windows Server 2008. But using the new Hyper-V and Core features of Server 2008 you can have a multitude of high performance, easy to maintain servers running. Pretty cool!

Update: Not WAMP, but WIMP as Keith points out in the comments.. WAMP would be “Windows Apache PHP MySql”, but what Keith did install was “Windows IIS PHP MySql”.  Thanx for correcting me Keith.

Keith Combs’ Blahg : Windows Server 2008 Core screencast – Installing Open Source Software