Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
This is a hot issue nowadays, especially with Windows 10.
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commodorejohn wrote:I'm still waiting for the inevitable incident where Windows 10's habit of spontaneously rebooting the computer in order to complete updates happens on some mission-critical system for something like navigation/medicine/industrial control and a person is killed because of it. I guaran-fucking-tee it's only a matter of time.
Flumble wrote:How many people actually leave their session open overnight?
Flumble wrote:Goes to show that either you get annoyed by windows updates or by malware, and microsoft simply makes that choice for you.
Flumble wrote:Anyway, what john totally forgets in his doomsday scenario is that companies have a different way of getting updates to their machines: the computers can't download updates from microsoft, they have to be allowed and distributed by the company's servers.
Xenomortis wrote:To be fair, most malware goes unnoticed. Being part of a botnet is unfortunate, but at least it doesn't force a machine restart.
Soupspoon wrote:Xenomortis wrote:To be fair, most malware goes unnoticed. Being part of a botnet is unfortunate, but at least it doesn't force a machine restart.
There's an old, old meme (memory puts it as refering to Windows 95) comparing a typical computer virus (of the time) vs Windows, with on one side statements of "well written", "bugchecked", "efficient", "easy installation", etc, with the opposite side obviously being the Windows one.