So does anyone else remember the "bad" old days when if you wanted a software upgrade you went to the store and bought it? Boy I am sorry those days are gone. NOW every time my computer, which I rely on daily to make my living, is working reasonably well some jerk at Microsoft, Google, Apple, Adobe, or Quicken, decides it is time to push an upgrade and F up my computer. Last week, quicken completely screwed up my financial tracking by pushing an upgrade that then had Quicken opening with a blank screen. Still not fixed and having to run finances from my wife's computer. Today Adobe pushed an upgrade that now causes either Save or Save as to open with a blank save screen - lost 1/2 hour of work on a PDF and still not solved. One Office "upgrade" changed the save button and now the first time I change a document that I just opened, a Save As screen opens instead of just saving the stupid file. So three clicks, instead of one. And these are the latest in a long line of push upgrades F'ing up my computer and causing lost time and energy.
I know we can't do anything to stop these people, but sure wish I could unhook this feature from all software, and do upgrades on my own time and choosing like the "bad" old days pre-internet. ( And yes, I know there are a lot of great things from the Internet, like Pinside, but this upgrade system, isn't one of them)