Have your heard the endless prattle about FLOSS being fragmented and how bad that is?
“The wide variety of delivery mechanisms, installation tools, and overall approaches to updates across the full breadth of applications makes it impossible to push all updates through [the Windows Update] mechanism,” said Rahman said. “As frustrating as this might be, it is also an important part of the ecosystem that we cannot just revisit for the installed base of software.””
Chuckle. What I can do with Debian GNU/Linux, update any number of PCs from top to bottom, all the software on them, from a web server or local server, is beyond the mighty M$.
for f in list_of_machines;do ssh $f “apt-get update;apt-get upgrade&exit” ;done
Seems easy for me. Why can’t Wintel do it?… They don’t/won’t share. It all comes down to that. No sharing means a big headache for hundrdeds of millions of users of PCs. Endless re-re-reboots. Endless updates. Endless malware and bots running on machines not up to date.
see NetWorkWorld – Microsoft: We won’t update others’ Windows apps
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux, the software that works for you.
UPDATE A part of the changes to make “8” will be a consolidation of re-re-reboots into one reboot per month where possible. The trolls here who claim re-re-reboots are no problem for competent users are again proven wrong. Even M$ admits re-re-reboots are a problem that needs fixing. Of course re-re-reboots don’t bother those of us who use GNU/Linux because we get to choose when and if we reboot. I have enjoyed that capability for a decade and love it.