> > They believe that if they did so, people would only apply the fixes
> > marked as security
> and they have presented exactly zero evidence for such a belief. not
> to mention that it's outright insulting to assume that people would
> be that dumb.
There is always someone that dumb (using your term). Look at all of the unpatched windows boxes, or even the uproar over firefox 3.7, err I mean 3.6.37. Also look at the latest hack to get debian stable working for their purpose (I used debian for over 8 years and more than 50% of debian users use debian testing or sid)
Once you come down from your lofty ivory tower, you'll see the reality of the individual that believes they're right, no matter what anyone else thinks.