Well, another “Patch Tuesday” approaches with 22 serious fixes since the last batch, one month ago. If they are fixing 2/3 of a bug per day, how many are the bad guys finding per day? It could be dozens. “7” has been around for about two years, 24 months. Hundreds of serious bugs have been fixed and many of them were around on Day One just waiting to be found. We could have years more of this bug-fixing and many hundred more exploits to go before “7” is given a decent burial.
In the last month on my Debian systems, 8 packages had “several vulnerabilities” fixed and many of them were on packages unlikely to be used on a desktop system. They are fixed in a couple of minutes by running a simple command and my whole system is tightened up, not just the OS.
Use GNU/Linux and have more peace of mind about your IT system.