Here’s where MacOS and Linux leave Windows in the dust :
YOU CAN KEEP WORKING WHILE IT’S UPDATING!
I can’t believe we’re in the THIRD decade of the 21st Century, and Microsoft STILL have not figured out how to let users keep working while it updates shit in the background… astoundingly inefficient! It might have been acceptable in the 1980’s when Windows was a 8/16 bit tack-on to an 8 bit single tasking operating system - but today?
I only ever manually update my Linux machines, and MacOs too…
Firefox’s new FORCED UPDATE method reminds me of Microsoft’s approach (which how Canonical set it up for Ubuntu users on 20.04 and 21.04) :
- We just updated FF for you
- You can’t open any new tabs
- Do you want to restart?
- You say “yes” thinking it might be smart enough to re-open all your open tabs
You restart it - and - NONE of the work you were working on (e.g. multiple tabs) is there!
Scheiz! Even ToR browser can do that (we updated ToR do you want to restart, you answer yes, and it restarts with the same tabs on the same pages you were on!).
I blame Canonical for that behaviour in FF - not necessarily Mozilla Org…