The dangers of automatic updates

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 14, 2007 10:44 PM EDT; By Bruce Byfield
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When I started using GNU/Linux eight years ago, I was dumbfounded to encounter Debian users who started their day by upgrading their entire system. Yet now, with the updaters that sit in the notification trays of recent GNOME and KDE-based distributions, I realize that these daily upgraders were not daredevils, but pioneers in the idea that all upgrades are desirable. Never mind that this idea is an nuisance and an unwarranted assumption -- let alone that constant upgrades are unsuitable to many styles of computing and contrary to responsible system maintenance.

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I'm a daily updater jezuch 20 1,824 Sep 18, 2007 5:41 PM

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