<P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Leif on 16-Aug-03 13:15. to delete unnecessary attachment.)</P>Maybe we can look forward to Microsoft Linux because right now, Windows Update is running Microsoft-IIS/6.0 on Linux. Windows Update has delivered a number of July 16 released patches for Microsoft Blaster that gave a false sense of security because many of the Blaster Patches released on July 16 that were delivered by Windows Update were not in fact running on systems although Win Update detects them. These falsely detected patches were not in fact registered as hotfixes in the appropriate key on these computers.
This is one more reason why Windows Update is currently unstable and unreliable and a compelling reason to receive the 99% of hotfixes that are security patches through Technet's Security Website.
Here's another. Blaster has managed to DNS Windows Update and block access to it. Because Windows Server 2003 is vulnerable to blaster, Microsoft has switched to a server system called Linux to confer stability on Windows Update.
Windowsupdate.com Running on Linux Server!! Microsoft Makes History!
System Uptime at Windowsupdate.com on Microsoft's new Linux servers
Windows Update Blasted Beginning August 16, 2003 at Midnight--