1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Inneresting Question Time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by That Jekka Gal, 24 Oct 2021.

  1. That Jekka Gal

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Oct 2019

    Posts: 60

    Just a general question.

    I have spent years being subjected to endless windows updates (OS and program updates) and they always happen at the most inconvenient time and invariably screw something up (normally printer settings :mad:).

    I've been using an iPad now for 2 years and I don't recall any updates. Certainly one app in particular is forever requiring me to update before I can even use it on windows but when I use the ios version, that has never happened.

    Is it time to move to a mac?
     
  2. uber soldat

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

    Posts: 3,238

    Location: Delete *.*

    No
     
  3. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,535

    Location: Lincolnshire

    If you want one then buy one.
     
  4. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,248

    No

    Edit: maybe
     
  5. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,090

    Microsoft have never got updates right. In fact a few years ago the lady who ran the department at Microsoft was fired over something to do with it being in such a mess.

    Apple do it much better, but think carefully about the switch.

    Those who work in IT will have almost certainly found themselves in a situation where they are logging in to fix a serious issue only to see the please wait while updates are installing message :D
     
    Last edited: 24 Oct 2021
  6. adolf hamster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,160

    the only time i've found updates to be a nuisance is when i'm leaving my rig running doing something important only to come back the next day to find windows proudly pointing out it had restarted in the middle of the night to update, invariably screwing up the program i'd left running in the process.

    sadly there seems to be no option to disable this process permanently in favour of waiting until i shut down the machine (which happens regularly unless i'm running aforementioned important thing)
     
  7. something daft already!!

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jan 2007

    Posts: 6,492

    Location: South East

    I still waiting for an interesting question.
     
  8. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,248

    I've found it has got better in recent years. Like it now offers when you go to Shutdown -> "Install updates then shutdown". I haven't been locked out of my home/work PC for ages now.
     
  9. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,090

    Yep, very annoying!
     
  10. That Jekka Gal

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Oct 2019

    Posts: 60

    It's not just OS update - I use one app in particular that forces regular lengthy update in Windows but never on iOs. There's definitely a pattern here...
     
  11. Derek W

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,783

    Location: Glebe Park

    Why not say itunes?
     
  12. adolf hamster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,160

    especially if, like me, you never remember beforehand to tell it to postpone updates for a week......
     
  13. That Jekka Gal

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Oct 2019

    Posts: 60

    Actually I do use iTunes on both platforms but the software to which I am referring here hooks up to my horse riding stimulator.
     
  14. Chris Wilson

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,462

    Location: Shropshire

    Be careful not to get "saddle sore" or worse... ;) Probably a little TOO much information madam.
     
  15. LuckyBenski

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Dec 2017

    Posts: 5,796

    Location: London

    Windows does my head in with the level of automation and self-management. But then this is on my work PC which also has antivirus and some kind of system management software, all doing stuff in the background I can't control. I make sure to never leave it on or asleep after 10pm as it will no doubt reboot and **** my life up.

    Gaming PC is Windows but only for gaming so turned off nightly, and if I need a personal PC it's generally running Linux so does what I bleeding well tell it.

    You're comparing Windows, on a PC, to iOS, on a mobile device. Very different propositions in terms of updates, system availability expectations, and how much control the app developers have over usage and updates.

    More than likely this means that your stimulator ( :eek: ) company update their Windows app frequently but don't update their iOS app. They probably farmed it out to a separate app developer and don't touch the code. Maybe it's delivered over a live web service on the iPad whereas desktop PC is standalone software.

    Not a permanent solution but you can a) adjust active hours anytime you're running an overnight task, and b) delay automatic updates for the next 6 weeks. Just make sure to re-apply the delay every month.
     
  16. Freddie1980

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Sep 2009

    Posts: 7,694

    Location: Billericay, UK

    Saw the thread title and thought someone from the question time panel had finally snapped and punched one of the stupid audience members or something.

    Anyway updates on Windows are mess (on my corporate laptop I get updates almost daily for all the crap and bloat they've loaded in background it's so bad even with a SSD booting into Windows feels like it's running on a HDD). It's not so intrusive though that it makes me want to buy an overpriced Mac.
     
  17. NoobCannon

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Jun 2011

    Posts: 5,626

    is that a funny way of saying “the witcher”?
     
  18. Blackjack Davy

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 5,749

    Question Time wasn't interesting at all this week.
     
  19. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

    Joined: 29 Aug 2007

    Posts: 27,399

    Location: Auckland

    Thread title is misleading as well as misspelled. Mods must condemn.
     
  20. StriderX

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Mar 2008

    Posts: 28,352

    Have you tried reporting this to the police?