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That's probably wise. :-D
Windows 7 and Explorer 11 seem to do just fine for me. One computer that is relegated to emergency only use is a Windows 10 setup that I thoroughly despise.
I still use Windows 7 at work, and I haven't had many problems with it. I still consider it the best of the Microsoft releases, though I've warmed up to 10 as of late. I just don't use it that much right now.
I try to update Linux Mint almost on a daily basis. I also update Windows 7 but only with urgent updates, not the optional ones.
Definitions and such seem to be in optionals so I review them and select that sort of update, avoiding the tacky stuff.
For Linux updates I'm pretty similar in that the day-to-day updates I tend to install once i'm alerted to them. On my desktop I should probably just go the extra step of keeping an entry in my crontab file to do a 'yum update -y' since it's usually up all the time anyway.
When a new major version comes out, are you pretty quick to upgrade to that also or do you wait for it to burn in for a while with other users?
For the Windows 10 updates on my laptop, I find I'm less discriminating unless there's something I'm aware of that shouldn't be installed. I generally just let it install everything. Though if you want more control over the process it seems like you have to be pretty vigilant about your settings.
I've had situations in the past (when I was still on Win 8) that I would want tight control over the update process, and somehow those settings would 'find a way' to get loosened up again. This was when MS started getting heavy handed about forcing the migration to 10.
CDP (PerraultC) said...When a new major version comes out, are you pretty quick to upgrade to that also or do you wait for it to burn in for a while with other users?
I'm faster than the Road Runner itself, especially if the new version is LTS.
LOL, you're the first one rushing into the fire. I like your devil-may-care approach lol.
Plus with an LTS it's got to be nice. If you get it right in place you don't have concern yourself with complete reinstalls for quite some time. And if the os supports an in-place upgrade, even better :-)
I just wish Fedora did LTS releases, but that's not happening (unless you count rhel/centos).