Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The reason patches become mandatory

found on Reddit

When they're big and intrusive and they just keep coming over and over again it's no wonder people get sick of them and don't want to put up with them anymore. It's only a matter of time before people start trying to interfere with the update process, but the vendor can't fix problems without the update process being in place. Therefore customers and vendors eventually enter into a kind of adversarial relationship with respect to updates, where the vendor actively works against the customers (potentially misguided) interests.