In response to my article about the changes in the way updates are applied in Windows 7 and 8.1, some of you expressed the desire to switch to a Mac. And you can certainly switch if you like, Macs are great computers. But if you switch thinking that you’re going to have more control over updates, you’ll be disappointed.
By switching to offering updates as one large update and not permitting you to pick and choose which parts of the update you wish to install, Microsoft is actually following Apple’s lead. When you get an update to the Apple OS, you take the whole update without getting to select which parts you want to apply.
The same holds true for Apples mobile operating system iOS and for the Android operating system. This practice is the rule rather than the exception.