If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Since the current "best" practice is to let your users be your testers, I generally install updates after they've been out for a while and the company has used all their other users to discover and iron out their bugs.
My computers are my tools. A tool that has been broken by an update is a tool I can't use to get my work done. My schedule doesn't get slipped when some company breaks my tools.
With Win 10, I make an image before I do an update. I've had too many Win 10 updates that have borked my systems.
With Linux, I just update. In 3 years of Linux updates I've only had one problem. Thunderbird and Apparmor didn't play well after a Thunderbird update. Easy temp fix was to just disable Apparmor for Thunderbird.
I rarely do Microsoft system update after having twice spent days rolling back and reinstalling. Security updates are sometimes the exception. I used to religiously install them as soon as they arrived, but my "hand has been on the burner" too many times.
I started taking Windows Insider preview builds sometime in 2017 to get earlier access to Windows Subsystem for Linux and haven't bothered stopping. The updates mean I reboot my laptop once a week or so & I've had maybe two or three problems with builds. I had one that stopped me using WSL & one that caused occasional GSODs ('green', not 'blue' - that's an Insiders difference). With both, I reverted to the previous week's build & then paused updates until a preview build was released that fixed the problem - took one or two weeks, IIRC.
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
I wasn't really up for recent windows update because of so much work going on and I couldn't have possibly close all the tabs and windows. Just went away to get myself coffee and Microsoft decided "It was time" to restart my system and update. So I guess I don't get to decide anymore
I already have these settings and windows asks me if I wish to restart and install the updates when I'm I'm busy with the system (sometimes). But I think they "see" us moving away from it and thinks it's time.
Anyways, I'm waiting to get my hands on my MacBook to see if it's just with windows or other OS are affected as well.
Generally, I want to do it before I shut down for the night to avoid any massive delay when I startup again in the morning...
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for me there is one Option missing :
- Install an Update when I am sure that there are no Compatiblity-Problems with installed Programms. For this I don't mean Software which is made by me - I mean 3rd-Party-Products or similar ...
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