How long b4 security updates for Mac?

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Hey, my class was talking yesterday about how Micro$lut takes over months to come out with security updates when it finds holds in its OS, how long before Mac patches the holes it has in the system?
     
  2. macdaddy23 macrumors newbie

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    Mac is awesome about this. When there's a bug or needs any update of any kind you download it from you computer and not the site (unless you want to) we are up to 10.3.5 and 10.3.6 is coming soon. so that's 5 updates (10.3.1 being the released one) so they are always making changes. Not only do they work on the next OS X (Tiger 10.4 ) but they have a team still working on panther!
     
  3. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ok, but I mean how long after they find out about the bug do they actually make a patch for users and release it, or do they only when its a .x+1 update?
     
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    There are security updates. Now, how long do these take? This depends. We had updates that came out a few days after the hole, but I think there was one hole that needed weeks to be fixed IIRC.
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Security Updates- not too often. Whenever they a hole is found, it is patched within at the most two weeks methinks.

    System Updates: These are the 10.3.x ones...those come out every few months, making the computer a little bit more optimized and fixing some bug they found. General work.

    Huge Freakin Updates: These are the 10.x. Every year or so, but that will slow after Tiger.

    Really crazy huge freakin massive blow-head-off updates: These are the 8, 9, 10, etc, updates. Count on one every 5-9 years. Ish.
     
  6. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, thank you you guys that answered what I wanted to know. Where as Microsoft can take up to 8 months just to fix a hole. Now the one thing the person said about going from 8 to 9 to 10 for huge security updates, I hope you know that is totally false. 9 to 10 was a transition to a brand new OS. 10 is when Apple got it right. 9 looks like 8 which looks like 8.1 which looks like 7 which looks like all of the rest below it. Just updates on what you could do with the OS.
     
  7. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    actually os 8 introduced a few visual improvements over sys 7, like 2d icons lol, vs erm, 1d? and the ability to apply themes also. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Actually I'd say 10.2 is about when Apple really got it right. :D But you're right, 10 was completely new - a fair number of people don't seem to really grok that OS X has less in common with OS 9 than it does with, say, Linux.
     
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Sorry if I got you confused there...I meant that as a major update, not as a security update. :D

    And I agree, 10.2 is when Apple nailed it down, or 8.6. Depends on what you look at.
     

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