Why Win8 will succeed. Or fail.

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,818
Re: Everybody's sick of downloading stuff

CAcreeks wrote:

migibson99 wrote:
Virtually all modern software relies on an internet connection for one feature or another.  If nothing else, I don't know of any software, literally none,  that doesn't require you to have an internet connection to download updates, bug fixes, security patches, etc.

This has gone too far.

My family has at least two computers per capita, and we are all heartily sick of downloading new Adobe Flash versions, Windows updates, silly Firefox upgrades, useless Java replacements, etc.

How much time do we have to waste because software providers can't get it (approximately) right the first time?

Apple is able to make Mac OS X work without multiple updates per week. Same is true of Linux.

Yeah, I totally love how iTunes has an entirely separate program that is always running in the background to check for updates, which come about every week and are all somehow hundreds of megabytes.

Oh, and OSX has weekly updates.  Don't know what you're smokin on that one.

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