After reading Another predictable round of Vista-bashing, I just happened to click on Ryan Naraine's writeup at ZD Net, Apple Patch Day: Gaping Mac OS X, Safari holes in which he reported:
"Apple has released four different bulletins to cover 48 documented vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X ecosystem, a solitary code execution flaw affecting Safari for Windows and four different security problems in Java for Mac OS X.Well now, 48 Apple software updates! On my Windows Vista machine I quickly counted about 1/4 the number of updates to date and that included Windows Media Center, the Junk Email Filters and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Is it no wonder I went back to Ed's post and chuckled about this quote and the reference to "consumers":
Security Update 2009-001 is quite a whopper, providing patches for holes in a wide range of components, including several open-source implementations like ClamAV and fetchmail."
"Of the most famous computer makers, only two, Apple and Sony, primarily aim their products at consumers."I have a security-minded "consumer" friend who thought she was going to have a better quality of life with an Apple computer. She has commented many times about the pain of trying to get all of the Apple updates on her dial-up connection. So much for the consumer.
The list of Apple product updates is available at About the security content of Security Update 2009-001.
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