ZDnet: Unnecessary hostility towards Apple?
Does anyone else get the feeling that Apple has rougher times ahead, partly because the Mac vs. PC ads are seen as being quite smug about security? ZDnet titles: "Apple megapatch plugs 45 security holes" ... And I wonder, what a "megapatch" is. Never heard of Apple release a "megapatch". So I read the article and find a link, where "The Apple patch can be downloaded and installed via the Software Update feature in Mac OS X, or from Apple Downloads." ... And when I follow the link given, to Apple's Support Downloads
page, there sure as hell is _no_ "megapatch" mentioning "45 security holes". Instead, there's Mac OS X 10.4.9 available for download. Same when I go via Software Update. (Not actually, since I've previously installed 10.4.9 combo, but you see where I'm going...)
Generally, I get the feeling that Apple, in the past two years, has p***d off a couple of people on the PC-bandwaggon. Gladly, we can still silently ignore security threads and hyped-up headlines like the one ZDnet posted as long as we let Apple keep our computers up-to-date with their security updates and "megapatches", which *I* personally rather still call simply "system updates", since that's what they are. If 10.4.1-10.4.9 - the system updates bringing along stability and security as well as feature updates - were all "megapatches", I wonder what ZDnet would call something like Windows XP Service Pack 2: Überpatch? I _guess_ they'd simply call it the "Windows XP Service Pack 2", though. So come on, ZDnet: Get off that high horse, please, and stay real. FUD don't become you.