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Windows 7: Why no Single Update Program for Everything?

18 Dec 2010   #1
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Why no Single Update Program for Everything?

Here's kind of a general question, especially if any MS folks are looking in here. Why do we have to have fifteen bajillion different little applications all polling their special websites checking for updates? I have Windows update, MS Office update, Apple Quicktime update, Adobe update, one for my free File Renamer, lord knows what else. That's too many separate processes all doing basically the same thing.

Why can't we just have one update framework that everybody submits their little checker gadget to and at a preset time they all go out and check for updates in turn? Then you'd have just one process running instead of a bunch.

Andacar



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18 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andacar View Post
Here's kind of a general question, especially if any MS folks are looking in here. Why do we have to have fifteen bajillion different little applications all polling their special websites checking for updates? I have Windows update, MS Office update, Apple Quicktime update, Adobe update, one for my free File Renamer, lord knows what else. That's too many separate processes all doing basically the same thing.

Why can't we just have one update framework that everybody submits their little checker gadget to and at a preset time they all go out and check for updates in turn? Then you'd have just one process running instead of a bunch.

Andacar

Profit and co-operation. They would have to share data, programming code, and proprietary secrets.
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18 Dec 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andacar View Post
Here's kind of a general question, especially if any MS folks are looking in here. Why do we have to have fifteen bajillion different little applications all polling their special websites checking for updates? I have Windows update, MS Office update, Apple Quicktime update, Adobe update, one for my free File Renamer, lord knows what else. That's too many separate processes all doing basically the same thing.

Why can't we just have one update framework that everybody submits their little checker gadget to and at a preset time they all go out and check for updates in turn? Then you'd have just one process running instead of a bunch.

Andacar

Profit and co-operation. They would have to share data, programming code, and proprietary secrets.

You can always kill the processes in msconfig. Most are un-necessary anyway.
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18 Dec 2010   #4
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ah, of course. I should have known. It's far too sensible. Thanks. It's a question along the lines of "why are there a bajillion different image file formats?" or "why can't there just be one metadata standard for everything?" etc...

Darrell Leland
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19 Dec 2010   #5
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andacar View Post
Ah, of course. I should have known. It's far too sensible. Thanks. It's a question along the lines of "why are there a bajillion different image file formats?" or "why can't there just be one metadata standard for everything?" etc...

Darrell Leland
It boils down to everybody wanting to do things their way, to hell with everybody else.

To quote from Star Wars:

Quote:
Anakin:
What we need is a government where they all get together, discuss the problem, and agree to what's best for the people.

Padmay Amidala:
That's exactly how it works. The trouble is that no-one can agree on anything!
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