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Month: July 2015

Re: [trinity-users] GUI update manager

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:45:48 +0200
On Wednesday 08 July 2015 01.07:30 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> Sorry.. I forgot the smiley!  I was thinking of what automatic means to The
> Other OS.  <shudder>  And I have come across someone who wanted this in
> Linux. :-?
> Lisi

This is a filthy habit brought by Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS. Besides 
bugfixes, the three companies behind these OS don't want (and obviously don't 
expect) their users to understand what and why is updated - as I guess 
many "updates" are _not_ in the interrest of the user, and others would 
reveal how badly their software were programmed.

We allready had the "have you checked for a virus" question any time we asked 
a vendor about a problem, now comes the "did you upgrade to the latest 
version". I have many times read about some software: "it has not been 
updated in the last six month, so it's probably dead". When will someone 
start advertising his work with "it's so good I did not need to update it in 
a year"?

And what about all these people who update and then fill the forums with 
compains about what no more works?

Just for fun, I've upgraded my (only) Windows (7) setup to Windows 10 
(technical preview): given the number of (old) programs than won't run on 10 
I can tell you the update in anything but "free" as far as I am concerned. As 
this was done on a cloned harddisk, I was quickly back to normal. This 
Windows set up will stay at 7 and continue to be used once a year (on 
hollydays, when I can go back to infancy and replay games of the 20th 
century :))

I have more problems with Android - I spend more time selecting all the apps I 
have to detach from Market so that they are _not_ updated than for the update 

Although I don't like Ubuntu, I start to hope for an Ubuntu for phones soon...