So Windows 10 forced an updated on me yesterday. Ever since the age of bab I never understood the point of updates, let alone forced updates. Sure it's for security reasons but to me it always felt like..
"EYYYYY CONSUMER! Do you know this thing where you put in effort to understand how it works and it's all muscle memory and no thought to you now? Well we decided to completely redesign it to throw you the fuck off, forcing you to think and re-learn the entire program again because... umm.."
It's the reason I never switched to FL12 and stuck with FL11, because I know how to use FL11 and I'd have to-relearn FL12 and for what? It has features I don't need. The moment I realize I could benefit from those features, THEN I'll update. I never update SIMPLY BECAUSE ITS NEW.
But this is what just happened with Windows 10, I wasn't given an option to update or not, I turned on my computer this morning to find it updating to my surprise. Once it was done, I saw this: http://imgur.com/2H3KcJj
I put in my password like normal and then it's a completely blank screen apart from the mouse, Wacom launcher and task manager... no taskbar, no desktop icons, nothing.
My shit got destroyed multiple times in in my life from updates and only updates, but back then I didn't have obligations such as commissions and art trades. I could have simply reinstall Windows and not care too much back then but now I can't. The smart thing to do would be to not put all my eggs in one basket, I know. But I can't afford that, so shielding my one and only device from updates is mandatory for me. Thankfully I managed to recover from the disaster this time. I got a brand new glorious "mail" app pinned on my taskbar, which I have now unpinned. Apart from that, everything else seems the same after the update... well thank god for that.
While I wasn't given the choice to update or not, I could have postponed it, so that's what I'll do, I'd rather postpone a mandatory update forever than update. I'd rather welcome a virus into my computer than to receive another system update because a virus will make things slower and inconvenient, an update could destroy everything I've worked for.
TL;DR: I strongly dislike updates.
12 August 2017 at 00:17:20 MDT