15 hours ago, DeathByVisualStudio wrote
Looks like WTWF was right after all... More egg on Microsoft's face. I'm sure this kind of problem really helps sell W10 in the enterprise.
Of course I am right. Basic common sense. I had seen more than enough cases where PCs got bricked by faulty updates and the remedy was to hide the offending updates. You really don't need crystall ball to conclude that removing the ability to control updates would thus cause huge problems in the long run.
Either Microsoft's programmers are gonna be replaced by magical fairies or control of updates is a must. Everything else is a disaster, it's really THAT SIMPLE.
Microsoft is totally deluded thinking that some amateur insider program would be an adequate solution for this problem, that's just stupid. As are Microsoft's arguments for forced updates as a whole:
Browsers do this, as do iPhones! :P :P :P Oh really?!
Sorry, but a PC OS is a far more complicated affair than a browser or a smartphone, given all the possible software and hardware configurations and use cases. Microsoft reasonings on this matter probably fall into a dozen of "argumentum ad.." fallacies.
Some people don't have automatic updates activated! :P :P :P :P SO WHAT?
We haven't had an outbreak of Blaster-proportions for quite some time, so the update regime seemed to work more or less. And it probably worked because the updates weren't done in a dictatorial manner. Had a problem? Hide the update! You're doing something where a restart would be a problem? Deactivate updates for a while! F*CKING SIMPLE STUFF.
But now you need to cripple brute-forcely the Windows Update Service as a whole: How the heck is that better? And that's just what people will increasingly do the more annoying WU gets. The internet is already full of tutorials on how to kill WU completely on W10. People will do this. How is completely killing WU better for MS than the fine-granular control in W7? Stupid.
This company is whacked since 2012, completely whacked. Windows 8, Original Xbone, bleached out Office, the updater in Windows 10.. it was so frigging retardedly obvious that all this stuff would bomb, you really don't need to be a genius for this, turning on basic common sense and it flies straight into your face how STUPID all these decisions were, at the first frigging glance.
Microsoft's main problem is that all their conclusions since 2012 are completely retarded and defy any sane logic. They all go like this:
1. Flies eat excrement
2. Flies and humans are lifeforms
3. Humans should eat sh*t.
1. Boats swim
2. Boats and cars are vehicles
3. Cars swim
Yeah, it's totally stupid, but exactly this logic forms the basis of ALL newer Microsoft products:
1. Smartphones are touch-based
2. Smartphones and PCs are computers
3. PCs should be touch-centric
Usability and ergonomics? What's that?
1. Many games on the PC are online-activated
2. Consoles play games
3. Xbone should have maxi-DRM
No thought whatsoever that the reason many gamers ended up on the console in the first place was because they were fed up by that DRMization on the PC, and no thought whatsoever about the established practice of second-hand games on consoles. That they would reap a shitstorm was an absolute given.
1. Chrome doesn't let you control the update-process
2. Chrome and Windows are both software
3. The update process on Windows should be crippled
Microsoft's logic of the past three years makes sense only for like 100 miliseconds: The timespan the brain needs until all the logic-centers are activated. After this your brain just screams "Wait, this doesn't make sense at all. This is STUPID".
Damn, I once liked this company.