If there are users signed in, the standard 15 minute timeout applies.You can limit reboots to "service time" windows if you approve all updates with deadlines during your desired service windows.For those cases we provide , Mozilla plans to make automatic updates easier."With Firefox 4 we'll be adding the capability to apply updates in the background to reduce the delay on start-up, and (thankfully) changing things so that not every update will result in a new tab being opened," said Mike Beltzner, vice president of engineering for Firefox.In short, a lot of software is becoming a constant work in progress rather than a finished product.With that change, along with the spread of computing technology to so many corners of our lives, the burden of maintaining it shifts to the software maker.
While you can still set Windows Update to download updates and install them automatically or not, the day-of-the-week setting is not effective on Windows 8.
Wouldn't it be great if we could automatically update the batteries in smoke detectors?
If we have to work to motivate homeowners to take that simple step to protect themselves, how realistic is it to expect consumers to conscientiously update their software?
" Browsers lead the charge Browsers are a prime example of the auto-update ethos.
When At the time, Google said, "For major version updates, when feature changes are involved, we'll explore options for providing users with more details about the changes," but so far it's maintained its silence, so to speak.