Monday, 3 March 2008

Like beating someone else's head against a door

Douglas Adams is frequently quoted as having written, or said, something along the lines of "Apple Computers may not have got everything right, but at least they worked out that the Century was going to end."

Let's look at something else, shall we? And this, weirdly, may be down to Microsoft getting something right on the Mac platform that they most emphatically didn't get right on their own fucking operating system.

On a new(-ish) Mac, if you go into the settings for Microsoft automatic update (for Office, basically), it says "Automatic update will only run when you have a network connection".

I can tell you right now that if you have a Windows machine and the network connection is not established at boot up, it will still, sure as fuck, try to run automatic updates and then complain about not being able to.

This is not rocket science!

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