Windows 8.1

    I find the update process with Windows 8.1 somewhat annoying.

    It may be me. It may be the way I have it to update. Nevertheless, it seems like a high maintenance process (especially compared to FreeBSD). I seem to have to reboot my PC every week so it can complete the update process and the updates seem to take 5 minutes or so.

    Compared to FreeBSD where one rarely needs to reboot (expect when moving between releases), and where updates merrily happen in the background, the update process in Windows 8 seems intrusive. This seems to be the case for many of the programmes associated with Windows. Adobe Flash, for example, it is cumbersome; I have lost track of the times I have 'accidentally' installed something else alongside the Flash update.

    Consequently, I am thinking about dumping Windows 8.1 as my desktop and going back to a pure FreeBSD solution. Alas and alack, FreeBSD does not play well with Google Drive. That is the only thing holding me back.

    If you webmention this page, please let me know the URL of your page.

    BTW: Your webmention won't show up until I next "build" my site.

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    Updated: 3 Apr '15 13:58

    Author: Peter Smith


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    Source: blog/2015/04/03/windows-8-1/