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Microsoft Microsoft no longer thinks Linux poses a threat to its desktop Windows business. Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller pointed out via Twitter how Microsoft has changed the boilerplate "Competition" section in its last two annual financial filings with the SEC.
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RE[6]: Successful
by Neolander on Sat 13th Aug 2011 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Successful"
Neolander
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I'm not sure how you get it to reboot spontaneously, but mine just pops up and asks me to reboot or suspend. I can tell it to suspend for 4 hours, at which time it just pops back up again with the same dialog.

Yeah, I have my home computer set up to do that too, but on the work PC, I get this dialog instead : http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/11/71/91/00/_10.png

If you don't like that behavior, you can set Windows Update to not automatically install the updates. And if you don't have admin privileges, well... you always get stuck with somebody else's shitty defaults that way, no matter what OS you use ;)

As mentioned in the beginning of the paragraph you quote, this problem indeed wouldn't exist if I had admin privileges on that machine ;)

The point was to show the sadistic genius that has been put in the defaults of Windows Update, which is to the best of my knowledge the sole desktop update system which forces reboots on you this way roughly once a month.

And I agree with you 100% about Windows Explorer missing an 'up one level' button... somebody should be executed for taking that out. But hey, no self-respecting power user uses Explorer anyway, so... *shrug*

Out of curiosity, what would you suggest as a replacement ?

Edited 2011-08-13 17:43 UTC

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