Bravo Microsoft – you have proved your point!

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December 8 and yet another update pushed out to (Cr)Edge! The morning routine seems to be open up the computer, allow the update to process while you fetch a cup of coffee.

Good that Microsoft is now able to update their browser (and soon other parts as discussed in WW#701) but do they really have to do that daily!?! Is “ship early, patch daily” the new mantra?

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4 responses to “Bravo Microsoft – you have proved your point!”

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    Usman

    Chrome has done that too, so have numerous electron based apps like slack, discord, teams, vs code etc.


    I do wonder what pc you're running if a chrome update takes a while. These are pretty silent updates.


    Usually these occur in the background and apply when you next launch a chromium browser.

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      matsan

      In reply to Usman:

      In these pandemic times we are working from our rural homestead over LTE connection. I have thus disabled all automatic updates and ask them to prompt before downloading the daily Edge update or a 11GB xCode update...

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        Usman

        In reply to Usman:

        In these pandemic times we are working from our rural homestead over LTE connection. I have thus disabled all automatic updates and ask them to prompt before downloading the daily Edge update or a 11GB xCode update...



        Sorry about not fully understanding the situation. Those definitely are problematic, I know Chrome had fixed version downloads, I wonder if that capability is still around in Edge and other Chromium based browsers.


        it's becoming quite a problem across the board with every software and just modern software engineering of constant updating software.

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      wright_is

      In reply to Usman:

      Yes, on mine, it does the update in the background and if I don't restart Edge within a couple of days, it will notify me on the menu button that there is an update and I really should restart the browser, Firefox as well.

      When I do restart, it takes less than 10 seconds, certainly not enough time to get a coffee.

      The updates are also usually every 4 - 6 weeks, plus out-of-cycle for flaws that are being actively exploited.

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