Updating system please wait
Otherwise if it takes that long either the HDD is a slower 5400RPM model or something is going wrong.
Anything longer and something is misconfigured and/or the user has installed a lot of junk that runs on startup along with the possibility of malware. However, I was set back when it repeatedly asked me to let it install updates when I intended to stop using my computer for other errands.It didn't ask for a couple of minutes wait, but for half an hour, sometimes even more than an hour!Needless, to state, I was set back with this complete disregard towards the user on the part of MS.Apparently, MS don't understand that a user may be in a hurry wanting to turn off his computer as soon as possible!Essentially, if you know your way around Windows like you do Linux, these problems wouldn't happen.
WIndows-style versus Linux-style is both splitting hairs and missing the point.
MS wants a system user-friendly enough for everyone to use.
I also compared the time taken to start programs on Windows 7 and Debian 6. As I said, the problem with GNU/Linux is not performace but rather that desktops need more development. I got a laptop 6 months ago that came lumbered with win7 (which I need to have a basic working knowledge of...).
I've booted it about 6 times and EVERY time have waited between 15 mins & an hour on both startup AND shutdown!
Admittedly, if I ran it more often it might get less intrusive, but my WTF meter seems to hit a new high water mark every time I boot it... I got a laptop 6 months ago that came lumbered with win7 (which I need to have a basic working knowledge of...).
Admittedly, if I ran it more often it might get less intrusive, but my WTF meter seems to hit a new high water mark every time I boot it... Longest updates I had were on new gaming builds, and they took 30min or so to install or on laptops, possibly 45min-60min.