23.Tablet Connections

It's no secret that Linux is the most popular operating system in the world. It's also no secret that it's a very secure OS, but many things can go wrong. It's hard to keep up with all the patches and vulnerabilities, especially when you must patch tens of thousands of servers without downtime. But Meta has a system for doing so!

Meta's system of patching Linux at hyperscale makes it possible to apply patches to your entire collection of packages at once rather than just one at a time. This means that if someone finds a vulnerability in one package (say, OpenSSH), you can patch all of your packages and be done with it—no need to worry about whether or not any other packages might be affected by this vulnerability because they'll already be patched by the time you install it!

This will make life so much easier for sysadmins everywhere, who will now have more time to focus on security issues rather than worrying about whether or not they've applied all their latest patches.

I found the article linked below very helpful in understanding Meta's efficient approach to Linux patching, and I thought you would as well. Check it out!