Fedora updates getting more like Windows every day

Craig Lanning CraigL at sc.rr.com
Mon Aug 23 13:34:12 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 15:29 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> 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
> process?

Nope, Windows 7 does the same thing.  I just recently installed Windows
7 and had to do the same install, reboot, install, reboot dance.


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