So a few days ago, for the first time in two weeks I fired up my former laptop, running Windows XP Pro. I had to clean it up, prepping it for sale since I don't have much need for two laptops at the moment.
Within two minutes of logging in, I was greeted with something that I have been missing since switching to Mac OS X. Here it is:
Yep. Windows Update dutifully reported to me that there were no less than four critical updates all of which were to circumvent some attacker from gaining complete control over my computer. I guess it's a good thing it's been sitting very idle and off.
Don't get me wrong -- Mac OS X has a software update feature too. But by and large, it brings me new features and goodies. How refreshing. Every once and a while it includes a service update to some portion of the underlying system (like sendmail, which fortunately was replaced with postfix in Panther).