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I hate windows.
I hate windows update.
I hate windows update rebooting my PC and not reopen everything from last session.
I hate windows update trying to install updates while running from battery in power save mode.
I hate windows not being able to figure out where to put windows on dual head setup.
I hate developing in windows environment.

Man I'm glad that I use windows at home only for gaming.
Man I'm glad that I can choose a non-windows PC on my new workplace.

Comments
  • 7
    Holy fuck an "I hate Windows" rant with actual reasoning 😱
  • 9
    Configure your fucking update. 😑
  • 3
    @Stuxnet the only reason here is PEBCAK
  • 2
    @irene on company controlled pc in a domain? Still does not fixthe dual head stuff and losing the session :)
  • 2
    @irene Right but it's more than "WINSHIT SUCCKKSKKSK!!!1!!!!1!!!" like we usually get.
  • 0
    @darthkebab you literally just said that you get to use a non Windows machine what the fuck lol
  • 3
    @Stuxnet still annoying. We've seen a ton of those windows update rants already and almost all were a pebcak with user didn't even bother to look into settings and configure the thing properly. It just does it's thing configured for ignorant average Joe
  • 0
    @Stuxnet im on notice period. Still in the old company working on a windows machine
  • 2
    @darthkebab yes. Escalate the shit. That is a misconfiguration on the domain side.
  • 1
    @irene You're not wrong, but sadly we're not going to go from "total head up their ass" fanboying to being logical about it.
  • 1
    @irene there's no sense in escalating. When the company orders new laptops with hdds because it's cheaper, still uses 5 year old dying dinosaurs, hires mostly cheap foreigners and follows many many more management antipatterns this is the wrong company to work for. So I'm leaving.
  • 2
    It sounds like you don’t know how to work with Windows. That’s a problem for you since the majority of Windows users, even devs, do. You should get right on that.
  • 1
    @darthkebab well, in that case you're pretty much free to config it to be at least less annoying. I bet no one even tried to configure domain settings for that.
  • 0
    @HughRant maybe. Having used windows for the majority of dev tasks still does not make me a windows expert.
  • 1
    @darthkebab Does it not make sense to learn your greatest tool?
  • 1
    @Stuxnet I expect a hammer working out of the box and not breaking after a forced OTA update which I have to disable or restrict, for which I should use the group policy editor and hope that the next update does not override my GP settings.

    If I want an unstable system, I'll take a rolling release Linux distro and upgrade all packages at once without checking.
  • 2
    @darthkebab the first thing you should do on win10 is switch the update stream to business oriented. It does not have experimental shit which breaks everything. On default stream they do some experiments with updates.
  • 2
    @darthkebab You still had to learn how to use a hammer before being able to use it properly.
  • 0
    @darthkebab I've used arch in exactly that manner: daily updates of everything available. It was fine 🤷
  • 1
    @irene sounds good. I'd try that on my private machine.

    Apparently, our domain does not have this settings set. And the windows laptop I have to setup with our stuff for a customer, too...
  • 0
    @irene that's it: daily updates. I did the mistake of not updating daily once. Fortunately only kernel updates require a reboot.
  • 0
    @darthkebab nah. I've then stopped using the laptop for some time and then updated all at once. Fine too.
  • 1
    @darthkebab it's in regular Windows update settings actually. So pretty accessible for average user.
  • 1
    @irene nice. I've got a broken package once. And did not bother checking the to-be-updated packages. Unfortunately, I cannot remember what it was, it was years ago.
  • 1
    @irene I don't have to switch the update channel, I just use WSUSOffline to update. Doesn't download the big, reinstall-in-place updates, just all the others.
  • 3
    @darthkebab that's your idiocy, on that part. I've learned from Fedora 28 that even Linux distros suffer the "updates break shit" and "everything's broken OOB please god help" issues sometimes. I also learned from F28 that if a Linux package breaks and can't auto-update, just compile from source. The pain of that is often less than the pain of fixing the updater ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 1
    @Parzi never heard about that thing. Is it just a downloader for tons of small update exes?
  • 1
    @irene No, it downloads all the CABs and whatever that one update file format is, then generates an ISO/folder with them and an installer EXE. Supports multi-system generation and system detection (so you can have one ISO for 7 and 10, for example).

    We use it in the shop to quickly roll out updates to customers, even when the Windows Update service is trashed or disabled by malware.
  • 1
  • 0
    @irene MSU format. That's the one I couldn't think of...

    go check that shit out, tho. it's good.
  • 2
    PEBCAK Desu.
    There are several ways to disable forced updates, I'd highly recommend
  • 0
    @Dropkick500 will it also restore the session and fix the multimonitor setup issues? Seems that the guys and girls only focus on my "too dumb to disable updates"

    </sarcasm>
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