And the moment they use a found exploit, some dedicated sysadmin detects the intrusion and figures out how it was done, a bug report is filed, and it gets patched within hours. Like this bug, found by a researcher, reported, and patches were available before exploits; whether or not systems were actually patched is a factor if the sysadmin responsible for each individual system, but the fact still remains that we didn't have to wait until Patch Tuesday for a fix.
Was the first patch complete? No. Nor was the second. The third may well not be, either, but Patch Tuesday still hasn't come around and we're better-patched than those who have to wait for that. Well, aside from OSX users (myself included), who actually paid for their OS (in the form of a hardware purchase), so yeah, I guess "you get what you pay for" holds true here, right? See what I'm getting at, here? Linux users have a steady stream of patches already available to install, for free, while OSX users are left behind by Father Apple. Well, at least *some* of us can compile our own patched replacements, so I'm still not sitting here waiting for Patch Tuesday to fix this.
That being said, I haven't had to reboot my Windows machine for updates, lately. That might be, in part, because it does so automatically, whether I'm there to save my work or not, and regardless of whether I'm in the middle of a multi-day render that I'll have to restart, losing 4 days of progress. Thanks, Microsoft.