Haha. Go Apple, boo Microsoft

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by blueflame, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. blueflame macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2003
    Studio City
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    It's not like OS X doesn't require reboots during updates, though it's usually been kinder in that regard compared to Windows XP.
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Sorry, but why is this important? It's not as if similar conditions on different operating systems don't have similar restrictions.

    How many times have people had to restart because they installed an iTunes update? If iTunes is merely an application and not part of the operating system, why restart? (I know the answer but from the average user's standpoint, does it make sense?)
  5. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    I can't ever remember restarting from an iTunes update. The only time I ever have to restart is for an OS update or one of those security updates. Any other kind of app update never needs a restart for me.
  6. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    I can see where this would be a good thing. Hopefully this works for uninstalls as well as installs. It absolutely pisses me off when I try to uninstall something meaningless and I am asked to reboot my machine. There are some programs that it is ok, they give me the option to reboot now, or reboot later. But there are also programs that only have an OK button, saying "Press OK to reboot your computer". So I have to do one of 2 things. Save everything and shut down, which isnt always convenient, or I ignore the message and leave it in the background till I'm done. If MS can find a way to cut down on some of the reboots, then I say more power to them.
  7. Apple macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Every once in a while I like rebooting my computer. I feel like everything has been kind of cleaned up.
  8. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    I wonder if this cant be done with native (Mach-O) apps and services with a combination of mach_override and mach_inject, each running app can have its executable code replaced at runtime? Therefore absolutely zero restarts are needed...

    The technology may have been there all along... (?)
  9. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a


    May 21, 2005
    I cant wait till Microsoft collapses under its own weight.
    That article, made me think "oh gosh, would you please just go away already"
  10. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2004
    Greater Manchester UK
    If I'm working, which is usually why I have my mac switched on, and a SOFTWARE UPDATE pops up....

    I un-check the items that need a restart, and if there's actually anything there that I need, just run the updater on those items later in the evening before I shut down my mac anyway, so I'm not losing any time or effort...
  11. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    I don't see what the big deal is. Most updates (system, Airport, security updates, etc) require restarts in Mac OS X. A great number do in Windows XP. For me, it's such a rare occasion that I don't really give a toss about the occasional restart anyway. But this article shows that Microsoft is trying to do something about it. So surely that's Microsoft 1, Apple 0?

  12. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It's the QuickTime updates that often go hand in hand with new iTunes versions that frequently require reboots.
  13. freeny macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    Location: Location:
    all computers need a reboot occasionally. Macs included. Sounds like an interesting and trailblazing concept which is rare for Microsoft. Unfortunately for them it will be just as buggy as the rest of the OS.
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Haha, the "reboot issue." I didn't know it was an "issue."

    Anyway, that sounds great if it works. I'll have to check out Vista when it comes out.

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