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    Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Company will focus on security updates from May onwards, it says.
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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    YAY! They're going to stop breaking things!

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Yes but sadly by not keeping them up to date.
    Its like holding your hands over your eyes, and then cuz you cant see anything there is nothing there. / if a tree fall in the forest and no one is around to hear it, do it make a noise

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Too many patches let's learn from this and drop the cadence. Nobody's gaining from the current circus, seems like codemonkeys are justifying their salaries with quantity and not quality.

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by winactive View Post
    Too many patches let's learn from this and drop the cadence. Nobody's gaining from the current circus, seems like codemonkeys are justifying their salaries with quantity and not quality.
    SFAIK the clever brains from MS all left a while back, either through retirement, moving to new challenges, or out of despair during the reign of cpt dummy a few years back. They haven't had the best appeal for workers vs some of the other tech companies and seems to me have ended up with a load of eager but not top-bar folk who can only look at what other companies are doing and try to imitate it instead of doing their own thing. The cliches are myriad, but cutting off the branch you're sitting on is probably apt. A company failing to benefit from a dominant almost monopoly position and eroding its usp more and more with every release.

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    They should stop all the non-critical security updates right now.
    Who knows how many clinical staff or lab techs may get affected by the next equivalent of the February update that deleted or hid a lot of peoples' desktops?

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    The headline should read:
    'Microsoft to pause buggy optional non-security updates for Windows 10'
    Because users can't take it no more. That's why.

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Yes but sadly by not keeping them up to date.
    Its like holding your hands over your eyes, and then cuz you cant see anything there is nothing there. / if a tree fall in the forest and no one is around to hear it, do it make a noise
    Those users with fewer win10 security updates or spyware are running much faster with fewer freezes and crashes.

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    They haven't had the best appeal for workers vs some of the other tech companies and seems to me have ended up with a load of eager but not top-bar folk who can only look at what other companies are doing and try to imitate it instead of doing their own thing.
    Let's be honest, they never have had any appeal to work there. I certainly don't know anyone who was ever tempted to work there.

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Let's be honest, they never have had any appeal to work there. I certainly don't know anyone who was ever tempted to work there.
    Depends which bit you're talking about. Their research subsidiary (Microsoft Research) is pretty hot if you're a data scientist (and if you don't like it, you can walk 10 metres to Amazon's, or 100 metres to Apple's equivalent).

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    Re: Microsoft to pause optional non-security updates for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Depends which bit you're talking about. Their research subsidiary (Microsoft Research) is pretty hot if you're a data scientist (and if you don't like it, you can walk 10 metres to Amazon's, or 100 metres to Apple's equivalent).
    That I can believe. But as a software engineer, which is their main product, no thanks.

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