Microsoft I believe is suffering from its past of either not updating soon enough or sending out poor patches, however Apple should never be excused from shoddy product design. You have to admit though, since 1997 at least their reputation has been a lot cleaner than the big M's.
Does anyone else think it is interesting that apple publishes a new version of ?iTunes? and ?Apple Software Update? and within a small amount of time they have had to publish updates to both. One even is a security update. It seems like if this happened to Microsoft they would be given crap for it, but not much is ever said about Apple. In fact Microsoft is also usually given crap for releasing a beta with so many bugs in it. Does anyone want to stipulate why?