Fedora updates getting more like Windows every day

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Mon Aug 23 07:29:45 UTC 2010

 On 08/23/2010 02:36 PM, David wrote:
> On 8/23/2010 2:17 AM, Tim wrote:
>> Tim:
>>>> At least, with us, you generally only have to reboot to use the
>>>> update. You can stay on the prior one, in the meantime.  Unlike
>>>> Windows, which often has to reboot, you can't keep on using the
>>>> computer, or other things won't install until you reboot.
>> David:
>>> This is mostly FUD by the way. A Windows update does not require a
>>> reboot to 'work' only to complete the install and to restart what was
>>> updated. A reboot is the simplest way to complete the process as well
>>> as the easiest path for the user.
>> Mostly, as in not actually...
>> I have experienced this.  You'll start doing updates, and be forced to
>> reboot part way through, before you can download and install further
>> updates.  And then, on the occasions that you can defer rebooting, it's
>> unwise to try installing anything else, e.g. software that you want to
>> manually add, until the reboot.
> More FUD. Windows updates will 'complete' before a reboot it necessary.
> A reboot is the easy, fast way to update the installed programs and the
> 'in memory' data.
> I appears that you have no *recent* experience with modern Windows
> versions or with modern hardware.
> Rebooting!!!!  The horror!!!  Linux zealot FUD. but what about my
> up-time? Who care?

OK...  Then please explain to me why when I install a fresh copy of
Windows Vista it downloads a bunch of updates...asks me to
reboot....downloads some more updates....asks me to reboot...downloads
some more....  I think the last time I went through the process I had to
go through 4 cycles.

Or, is it only Windows 7 that now eliminates the need to go through the


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