Fedora updates getting more like Windows every day

Brian Mury brianmury at alumni.uvic.ca
Mon Aug 23 07:40:17 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 14:37 +0930, Tim wrote:
> 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.

I often keep using Windows after installing updates, postponing a reboot
until it is convenient. Never had a problem (not in recent memory
anyways - with the more recent versions of Windows - 2000 through 7).

> Thankfully, I find it's few things that do require a reboot, usually
> only the kernel.

These days package-kit seems to tell me I need to reboot *most* of the
time. :-(  Yes, some those reboots may not actually *required* if I know
what needs to be restarted. Not sure which you meant...


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