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Reports: Apple to Charge for (Security) Updates

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Summary: Terrible mistake from Apple could cost not just Apple customers in terms of security but also cost others who share the same 'pipes'

ANY update served for security purposes is one which is crucial in preventing chaos and enhancing confidence. It's not about adding features. Older versions of software tend not to be maintained, thus for security reasons it's important to make updates and upgrades free. That's the case with almost every GNU/Linux distribution, which is why most people use the latest version of the Free software that's available. This contributes a great deal to security. According to some sources, Apple wants to charge for IOS updates:



TOYMAKER FOR THE WELL HEELED Apple, reeling from having to give away rubber bands to make its Iphone 4 work, is about to charge Ipad users to upgrade to the latest version of the Ithings OS.


Microsoft is having many security issues at the moment [1, 2, 3, 4] (we are completely out of sync with Microsoft news) and Apple may be following similar footsteps if it discourages people from using the latest software free of charge. There ought to be laws to encourage or enforce this for the benefit of one's surroundings (Techrights is still under fire from Windows bots today and there are occasional downtimes as a results). Siemens too is having security problems with Windows at the moment [1, 2, 3] and removing the Windows worms "could disrupt power plants".

Siemens has made a program available for detecting and disinfecting malware attacking its software used to control power grids, gas refineries, and factories but warned customers who use it could disrupt sensitive plant operations.


Wonderful. So Windows not only contributed to the Deepwater Horizon disaster [1, 2] but also to problems at power plants. Will they ever learn that proprietary software is not reliable or dependable?

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