The recommended recipe for success is as follows. Quote from: http://www.itworld.com/article/2735940/security/how-hackers-get-caught.html
Because MS killed security only updates many IT people were reluctant to swallow MS all-in-one shady updates.
Speaking of LinuxDo all popular distros offer security updates?Are you offered to review the security updates and select which one to install?
If I understand you correctly all security updates concerning the OS are kernel patches.Security updates for third party software like Java, .NET, browser, ..., are separate update packages/patches.
I assume that those security updates apply to both, the OS and third party software bundled with it. Correct?
What happens if (I assume it's possible) you uninstall some third party software of the bundle or replace it with other ones?Does the OS detect if the security updates don't match the modified bundle?
Besides, there is also Wine.
In Wine you'd have to update manually or use whichever auto-updater is included in a Windows application. Expecting the system to take care of that would be highly irrational.
You can pin packages...
Third-party software in general (such as Opera or Vivaldi) often maintains its own repos that integrate with the system.
Just to keep it clear, "BSD" is not a Linux distro. It is another operating system - or better, another class of operating systems descendant from the old Unix - or something like that.
This is a gross technical term. You "pin" only in the graphical package manager. It means "to exclude from the common update cycle".
as convenient as MS updates
Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endingsNotepad, being a Windows application, has always demanded the CRLF pair. When faced with Unix files--quite common for source code and similar things--it sees the bare-naked LFs and prints them as black squares. Because it doesn't start a new line when faced with a naked LF, it shows the entire contents of the file as a single lengthy line, which makes it hard to read, much less edit.But in the next update to Windows (likely to arrive in October or thereabouts), Notepad will handle Unix and classic MacOS line endings in addition to the Windows kind. This will make the editor much more useful than it currently is.
MS updates are everything but convenient.
This particular detail never bothered me much
Quote from: ersi on 2018-05-09, 06:23:42This particular detail never bothered me muchEvery other program auto-detects and correctly displays files regardless of line endings. It's always been pretty annoying to me.
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