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Final Thesis: A Theory of Software Update Systems

Abstract: Software updates resolve shortcomings within already released products. Technological advances provided for a vast frequency increase of such improvements. Large and diverse installation populations require the support of patch delivery by adequate utility systems. Such a software update system (henceforth abbreviated as SUS) is regarded a key element in achieving high penetration of patches. By thus being a primary driver in securing software vulnerabilities, as well as by causing considerable hosting requirements, well-made design and implementation choices of one’s SUS can have continuous effect on market success. A company’s SUS can be an important factor of its business success. […]

Keywords: Software update systems, patch distribution

PDFs: Thesis unavailable; Work Description

Reference: Sophia Herzog. A Theory of Software Update Systems. Bachelor Thesis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2013.