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Dear Software Manufacturers:

Please stop pushing updates that force a reboot, or I will stab you in the head.

-The Gneech

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yippee
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Damn I hate that. Hate it especially on my work computer, where the corporate image gets updated periodically and it always checks when I first connect to the company network, which is at the beginning of the day when I need to jump on something important...

And restarting is a big ordeal if I haven't in a while, since I take notes in any number of open notepad documents, which I have to figure out if they're worth keeping or ditching.

Oh yeah, I work for a big computer company.
maxgoof
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Now you sound like ShoEboX...

Worse, though, are updates that cram in other software I do not want, such as browser tool bars, system registry checkers that don't fix the problem but only point them out....ad nauseum... etc.


Edited at 2010-10-05 03:41 pm (UTC)
raishi_fox
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Right with you on this. The next time Adobe decides they need to restart my computer because they found out that they accidentally patched a security hole in Adobe Reader or something and need to reopen it ASAP, I think I'm going to see how many spikes and such I can fit onto my car, drive to San Jose, and go Carmageddon on their headquarters.

vakkotaur
Oct. 5th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Unless you need Adobe Reader for some particular feature, or stuck with it at work, it might be worth a look at Foxit. It comes up much faster and doesn't (pretend to?) load the universe while it advertises at you.
raishi_fox
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
I've tried it. It's fast for text but seems to have considerable trouble with heavy graphics. Not bad for work, but at home I need to be able to go through a lot of graphics heavy game books quickly. (Yay for Paizo's offering Pathfinder books in cheap pdfs!) It just doesn't seem to be able to handle that, it's painfully slow, even on my very fast PC, as well as on any others I've tried on for comparison. It paints the images in very slowly, one layer at a time, and while it draws them, it won't allow any sort of navigation, including scrolling past those images. I don't have that problem with Adobe Reader, so for now, I'm going to have to stick with it.

Thanks, though.
kendokamel
Oct. 5th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
UGH, I am so with you!
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