Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, I decided to boot into my windows partition on the computer in the bedroom. It is a home made unit, with an Antec box, 600 watt power supply, MSI FX motherboard, Amd FX 8120 8 core processor, one gig Nvidia video board, Samsung 128 Gig SSD, and a 500 gig Seagate hard drive. I have PCLOS, Win 7, and Mint 14 on it. Linux is my main OS, but I keep windows around for games. This unit had not been booted into the windows partition for several months, so I figured I would check for updates. There were 28 updates. I started installing about 3:10 pm. Well I leave for Church at 5:00 pm, and figured it would be done in plenty of time. Wrong! It had finished installing about 4:50 pm, and then on reboot it had to configure the updates, on shutdown. I just left it to do it's thing, and at 5:00 pm it was configuring on 32%. I got back at 8:00 pm, and the computer had shut down, so I booted back into the windows partition and it started to finish configuring the updates. This took about 15+ minutes. Total time to install 28 updates was 1 our, and 50 minutes that I know of, and however long it took to configure the updates on shutdown. This is the most ridiculous update system I have ever seen.Most products improve with age, as changes are made to better the product. Apparently Microsoft has never heard of this process, they tend to go backwards, and do everything they can to make it worse. No wonder they are losing market share to REAL operating systems. If Microsoft ever decides to build vacuum cleaners, it will be the only product they have that don't suck!