Unfortunate, but true in a lot of instances (when applied to the vast majority of computer users, I'm married to one). But I believe when applied to anybody that is interested in learning about computers, you must also take into account that by the time they do become interested, for the most part they will have seen the problems inherent in not keeping soft updated. Take for instance the recent problems Java is struggling to over come. The vast majority of users (the ones I've encountered anyway) for the most part, still don't understand what was going on, but, for anybody that is learning, or just interested in what was going on, the info is and was available and for the most part they were the ones who took steps, whether they took action on their own, or had help.
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But on the other hand, what I'd really like to see is Windows take a page from Linux, and use an integrated updater that tracks all soft on your computer and allows you the freedom to choose from the 4 W's, then they will have taken a huge step in my book to safety and security (and piece of mind)