davida242 wrote:Wasn't there talk that security would ALWAYS trump nice features in Vista? So, I assume MS at some point had to figure out whether to do AutoUpdate (I operate under the further assumption that they came up with that idea in the first place internally) or integration with restart manager. Hell, how could you decide for restart manager and against AutoUpdate in that case?!?
There are two problems in the update story: 1. Being notified about available updates (or app automatically checking for updates), and 2. actually applying them. Often updates don't get installed because they would require a reboot or at least a restart of the app, which the user doesn't want to do right now*, or there's no user sitting in front of the machine to save their open documents when you deploy updates at night. Restart Manager can help with problem number 2.
But I agree that a central location for all updates would be great.
* Typical situation: When I double click a PDF file Adobe Reader tells me that an update is available. But at that very moment I want to read the document, not install an update, so I decline the update.