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#1 OFFLINE   Robert

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 11:38 PM

I had a rough day.  I want to play a game to relax.

But Ubuntu had updates today.  After a reboot it goes to the sign-in screen, I enter my password, the screen goes blank for a few seconds, it plays a drum role, and goes back to the sign-in screen.  30 minutes later I decide it is another lost cause so boot into Windows 10.

I got into a game but the lag made it unplayable.  Tried another and another, too laggy to play.  Windows 10 is downloading updates on my limited bandwidth so playing a game is impossible. No way to throttle it or turn it off.

So I don't get to unwind or relax tonight.

When I have time I'll reinstall Ubuntu and then spend many hours over the next week configuring it.  Then I will try to block microsoft updates on the router.  They have ruined things for me far too many times.  All I want to do is relax tonight but it won't happen.

#2 ONLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

Ah, yes... bad computering day. I had one of those yesterday. :(

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:08 PM

I've reinstalled Ubuntu.  It would not let me install without deleting everything so that was not fun.  

Here are people with the same problem looking for a solution:
https://ubuntuforums...d.php?t=2342099

It's a sad state of affairs when security updates trash an OS like this.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:12 PM

Ah, yes, bad computing days, I can relate to that. I'm stressing about just how much I want to do to my mother's win7 computer with MS's new method of supplying updates, checking to see if her Bluetooth is one of the versions that Intel won't offer an updated driver for if I break the Bluetooth by installing the only MS update that will guarantee I can check for things like .NET security patches using Win Update and not having the machine spend a week "checking for updates". Meanwhile, thank heavens, OpenSuSE keep chugging along giving me security updates that don't break anything, at least not yet.
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#5 ONLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:48 PM

View PostRobert, on 04 November 2016 - 07:08 PM, said:


It's a sad state of affairs when security updates trash an OS like this.

Ah, yes... just such a lethal update back in '06 on Win XP was the catalyst (straw that broke the camel's back) for making GNU/Linux my primary operating system.

Thank you, Microsoft, for making that happen for me. :)

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:36 AM

http://www.wsusoffline.net/docs/

one way to avoid W indows update woes is to turn of Windows updates completely and run the above tool manually once a month at a convenient time.

As to Ubuntu woes, you might find that doing regular full backups will save loads of heartache. :whistling:
Install ARCH
You'll never need to install it again
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