Fang Talks

Tally-ho!
16 03 13

Software updates

Surely I can’t be the only one who puts those off ’til the end of time?

Software updates are a pretty standard thing. Sometimes it’s just one program, other times it’s your operating system that needs a little pimpin’. That stuff just happens, you know. It can be something major, like a new feature, or just a fix for an obscure bug, who knows. It all gets pushed to your computer though. That’s nice and dandy, but before you know it you have a couple hundred updates to install.

Ranty intermission here. That’s what I’ve never liked about Windows OS, they enforce updates, often with very bad timing. I understand you can turn auto-update off, but that doesn’t mean that if you have it on you should get a surprise “wait fifteen minutes before your laptop’s turned off” thing almost every time you try to shut it down. If anything, there should be a “skip updates” button, instead of it just saying “let me do my thing, just don’t turn me off”.

But yeah, other than that, software updates are usually pretty great. For me they’re often a drag to install though, especially OS updates. They often mean I need to restart my computer, which I’d rather avoid. Sure it needs to happen once a month, but I’d prefer it not happening more frequently than that. Why? Booting up doesn’t take too long, but setting things up can be such a pain. I have a couple of plugins, and since they don’t get loaded in the correct order for some reason, I have to quit and start them every time I boot up my computer, if I want them to have full functionality.

Also, those tens of tabs I have open in browsers.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 17/03/2013 (11:51 AM)

    I’m not a big fan of forced updates either and more than once I’ve had my computer restart on me when I’m in the middle of something because it’s updating. All my RAEG.

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