Update hell

This weekend I spend much time to install software to my new computer. And I even spend more time after installation while waiting for the updates.

I guess today I transfered about 3 gigabytes of data over my dsl connection. Why I used the installation cd/dvd before the internet update? It is really useless to copy first an application to the harddisk and after finishing that job you start waiting until the same amount of data is transfered via your network.

Why is the check for updates not done before the installation is started? What about a message like: “Dear user, the next 30minutes you will waste your time if you continue. Would you like to install the current version from the internet and enjoy it or would you prefer to install the not-working-anymore version from the cd and update at your first try to start the program?

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