Unless Your Time Has No Value…

That’s what people used to say about GNU/Linux, “My time is valuable so I use That Other OS…”. Here’s what one user experienced, “updating” his PC running “8”…
“Things are looking a bit more colourful now and it’s comforting to know that 2hrs and 45minutes on, as Windows 8.1 reports that while it’s “Installing your apps” that it’s also “Taking care of a few things”.”

See? M$ makes things so complex by using DRM and “integration” that it’s all or nothing. An update becomes a worse option than a complete installation. I prefer Debian GNU/Linux where an installation or an update is just copying and it works right away. I can get on with my life without having to bow and scrape before M$.

see Wait for it, waaiiit for it: We update an Atom tablet to Windows 8.1 Pro.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Unless Your Time Has No Value…

  1. oiaohm says:

    This is playing out how I have always said. Linux does not have to Defeat Microsoft. Sooner or later Microsoft would defeat self.

    The mental attitude of Microsoft has been Greed. Greed destroys itself in time. Yes the internal infighting and secret keeping and so on. Microsoft will die due to Greed. Linux just has to be their to pick up the falling pieces.

  2. dougman says:

    Wow, I just refreshed my Linux Mint desktop, took ~5 mins to reinstall the / partition, another 5 mins to apt-get update/upgrade and reboot. So simple..

    Whats this 3+ hours for an upgrade nonsense all about? Problems?? Seriously?? LOL….

    “I have downloaded the Windows 8.1 update from the store but cannot get it to install. Each time I try, I get to the point where it is “getting my devices ready”, then the PC restarts to a blue screen with error message. It then tries to recover the installation, fails, then restores Windows 8. When the system boots up after this, I get a message saying:

    Couldn’t update to Windows 8.1

    Sorry, we couldn’t complete the update to Windows 8.1. We’ve restored your previous version of Windows to this PC.

    0xC1900101 – 0x40017

    There is no explanation as to why the update could be completed.”


    Nice that M$ PR decided to help the fella out, but what about the rest of world?

    I read that M$ yanked the RT version, as no uses these horrid things anyways.

  3. That_Exploit_Guy says:

    You can’t trust anything that proprietary software is doing “behind the scenes”.

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