When installing 42.3 (beta) and looking at the info screens, one caught my eye.
“Your operating system - respecting privacy - providing security. Unlike Windows, you decide which updates get applied when.”
I hate to have to be picky, but this is slightly wrong and mis-leading. Ive used Win XP, Vista and Win 7, and even gave Win 10 a try. And it is actually possible to setup updates on XP, Vista and 7 to either.
1 - Download and install updates automatically
2 - Download and let you decide which ones to install
3 - Just inform you that there are updates, and let you decide which ones to download and install.
You can even right click and hide updates if you dont want them.
Ive no idea how Win 10 operates regarding user input on updates.
Ive also no idea if this has been changed with newer 42.3 updates. I also hate being picky, but I hear too many Linux Users making false statements about Windows. I had one LUG user state “I hate reinstalling windows as it has too many updates”. Seems silly when you install a distro, and straight away you have god knows how many updates.
Heres a scenario for you. A distro that gets released, you download it on the day, and install it straight away, and after rebooting there are updates. I had one that needed 800+ updates, and Im pretty sure that 800+ is more than the total updates for either XP, Vista or Win 7. Normally I get over 200 updates for a linux install. Less depending on how bleeding edge it is.
openSUSE is a fantastic distro, and Id hate to see it make silly statements about Windows. Linux users who use linux purely for bragging rights tend to say things like “Windoze”, “Microshaft” and “M$”. I have great respect for linux, its a worldwide global community. Its not an office full of staff in one place, on the same time zone, same language etc. Its global, multicultural, many languages, and just look at the great work that gets done.
But I can use both Windows and Linux, and use the software that lets me get my job done. I dont tell people that I use linux, as most people i interact with dont know what the hell it is. I dont go out to get my whole family on linux because they dont want to learn how to use a computer, let alone a different OS. In fact my current setup is a dual boot win 7 and opensuse. I use linux for when Im out, and win 7 when Im at home