I just realized something today — the majority of my time in Windows is spent waiting for the OS to reboot after doing updates.
It seems whenever I log in for the first time in a few days, or, increasingly a couple of weeks, I tend to be forced into the following drill:
- Log in.
- Open programs to be used.
- Start updates.
- Start working (barely).
- Get prompted for a reboot.
- Close everything I’ve opened and reboot.
- Wait for the system to restart.
- Log in.
- Start up my apps and try to start working again.
- Check for additional updates.
- Download and install them.
- Get prompted for a another reboot.
- Realize I never should have opened any apps at all.
That was painful to write, and it’s a hundred times worse to actually go through. It’s sickening, really. Windows to me has essentially become a gaping wound that needs constant attention. I can’t just log in and work — not unless I want to ignore the latest slew of highly critical updates. Baahh.
Anyway, just wanted to vent.