I used to refer to Windows as "The Infinitely Rebooting OS" and it has improved some over earlier versions but today was a different story and reminded me of those thrilling days of yesteryear. My question is why, Windows, why? Why must I reboot when I install a desktop application? Why must I reboot again when that application receives an update? I have to reboot for patches, applications, updates and installing Internet Explorer's latest version. Come on, give me a break. There has to be an easier way.
I hear what you're saying, "There is an easier way, Ken, you can use Linux." Well, that is true in almost every case except where my employer is concerned. The company standard is Windows and I have to comply with that standard.
But, that really isn't the problem. The problem isn't what I use or that I use it. The problem is that it's ridiculous to reboot all the time. If the wind blows from the East, I have to reboot. If my wife sneezes, I have to reboot. If someone uses Windex, anywhere in the world, I have to reboot.
Why can't Microsoft fix this?
And, no, I don't believe it's a feature. It's a flaw.
I don't hate Windows. I don't hate Microsoft. They deserve to exist, to make a profit, to flourish but the product they deliver needs to be something more than just a thing I have to fix between reboots.
If it's necessary to reboot because of some stupid DLLs needing to be refreshed with a reboot, then make them dynamically unloadable and reloadable. It shouldn't take a reboot, which, even on the best machines can take ten minutes before the system is ready for use.
And, no, Windows <insert latest incarnation number, name or letters here> still has to be rebooted almost every time I use it.
Dear Microsoft, please fix your !@#$%^& operating system.
What do you think? Is it possible that Microsoft has overlooked the user's point-of-view when building operating systems?