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Amen

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.141.24.91] on September 15, 2007 08:14 PM
I have felt this "update mania" crap to be annoying for years now. Seems like every piece of software is now constantly harrassing you about "updates". What I want is factual information about just what the "update" does. Everything it does. When I have found factual information about software updates, most of the time I see that the update will add some "feature" that I do not need or want, or fix some problem that I am not experiencing, or is related to using the software in a manner which I am not using it. When I say "most of the time" I'm talking about near 90%. That is, there have been rarely any "updates" to software that have ehanced my ability to do what I want to do with my computer(s). Which is why I HATE the "auto update" crap which wants me to just blindly "update" stuff. I know 90% of it will not do anything positive for me and I can only hope that it is not a negative. Now, that is not saying that I do not appreaciate doing a distro upgrade every few years or so, where I wipe the drive clean and put on a newer version of something. That has mostly been a positive experience. Or, upgrading some libraries in order to try some new software that didn't come with the distro. But, just constantly "updating" stuff all the time seems like a dog chasing it's tail.

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