So I get home, open my ‘new’ Dell E6420 and I get dunned about Windows updates. I postpone for four hours. But then the machine decides to reboot into the updates some 20 minutes later. But phase 1 of 3 took, in my opinion too long. So I shut the machine down via holding down the power button.
It booted and went right to phase 3 of 3. Even that was fucking klunky. I had to shut down again, the third try was the charm.
When I finally get to logon I get the reminder there are 24 updates available. This time of course it showed me what they were. Bunch of security updates.
But Linux and in particular Ubuntu – when it has updates you have to approve in essence. And it tells you PRECISELY what’s being installed. And in fact updates to software is pretty frequent on Linux. Windows is every few weeks. But not all updates require rebooting.
It’d be pretty easy for me to make the switch. I have an SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I should just snap it in and say fuck Windows forever.