Originally Posted by MrLinky
Have you ran a Linux install before? It updates just like Windows (even better, in fact, as you don't have to restart with every change).
They reformat when switching distros, but you can do in-place upgrades to the next version without reformatting or loosing files/settings. Most users probably just wipe and do a fresh install regardless to avoid any potential problems. For example, you cannot upgrade XP 64bit to Vista 64bit so I don't see why it's so bad that Linux users do it.
More than most of the people on this site unfortunately. I have to do it regularly work. I'm not really concerned with the OS itself, or how it updates. More what the individual apps do. For some dumb reason they seem to be completely uninstalling the old version, and downloading and installing the new version. Unless I misunderstand what you're saying.. But as for them being small, some of them are not small. I've got some that are 18-30Mb and when you got enough of them it takes plenty of time. That's the only reason I even have a problem with it. I have to sit there and wait and can't use the phone until its done.