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The content of this blog is my personal opinion only. Although I am an employee - currently of Imagination Technologies's MIPS group, in the past of other companies such as Intellectual Ventures, Intel, AMD, Motorola, and Gould - I reveal this only so that the reader may account for any possible bias I may have towards my employer's products. The statements I make here in no way represent my employer's position, nor am I authorized to speak on behalf of my employer. In fact, this posting may not even represent my personal opinion, since occasionally I play devil's advocate.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Linux Upgrade Treadmill - Goodbye, Microsoft®

The Linux Upgrade Treadmill - Goodbye, Microsoft®:



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All software puts us on an upgrade treadmill.



Virtual machines might allow us to run old software that we are happy with.   But then we are just on a maintenance treadmill - upgrading the virtual machine that allows us to run the old software.  Perhaps not so bad if a single virtual machine had all personalities - but inevitably they don't / won't.



Moreover, the biggest reason to upgrade is to gety security patches.  Perhaps don't need to upgrade apps that are not exposed to attackers - but exactly what apps are those?  Open Office... nah.