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Windows Update Policy: Is It Time To Switch To A Mac?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help

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.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “Windows Update Policy: Is It Time To Switch To A Mac?”

  1. Jadesqr says:

    Hey Cynthia, As I sit here about to contribute a long rant on how great it is, Microsoft has adopted a (JIT) approach to software, meaning they don’t accumulate all the revisions and sell them as a new OS every (2) years like it seems the initiates would prefer; but I digress; Trump has just been elected POTUS and the world has totally changed, I leave y’all with you own conclusions, but I have always voted Microsoft…it always comes out the WINNER!

  2. James J says:

    I recently (1 1/2+ years ago) moved to Mac because I got fed up with Microsoft. Not for just the updates but for everything. Had enough after being a PC guy since the DOS days and the 8088 computer. Could not find a good laptop with Win 7 that the battery would last more than a few hrs before killing over and hanging up and the BSOD. I tried, but just could not find one.

    Yes you get rolled up updates and such but I will tell you this, I have not had one problem with my Mac at all. No crashes, no freeze ups, no things stop working after updates, etc… The biggest thing about moving to Mac is the learning curve, but there is plenty of info and youtube videos to become a Mac user quickly. Does Mac do some things I don’t like? Sure they do, but they are a lot more acceptable than Microsoft and the PC have to offer by a long shot.

    Consider a Mac open minded….

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