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most of the time when you have restart you computer like for an adobe update on reader, its typically cause you have reader running, or its system tray jiggamabob is running int he background, and windows isn't able to update files in use, especially dll's, prolly why it ask for the restart, to avoid any potentially problems that the new adobe reader is using old or incompatible lib's in memory.
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So the obvious solution is to kill the reader, update the software, and restart it... not restart Windows!
    
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Are you gaming through wine?
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So the obvious solution is to kill the reader, update the software, and restart it... not restart Windows!
unless the update utility is designed to ask for the restart

even restarting for things that don't require a restart, for all these years, ppl have expected this to be a "feature", so when programmers get to this point, they just encode it this way, cause this is how they always done it.

you see a lot of this in windows, where things are done, cause ppl have expected them to be this way or the "bug" has existed for so long, it is now regarded as a feature.
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I miss using Gentoo but i miss playing games more.
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Anyone putting bets on how longs his gunna last?

2 weeks..
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I remember when I went 100% Linux, the year was 1997 and Red Hat 5.1 ( kernel-2.0.35 IIRC ) was all the rage.........

Seriously though, use the right tool for the job, that is all.

Have fun.
Edited by gsa700 - 2/18/11 at 4:15pm
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Quote:
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Anyone putting bets on how longs his gunna last?

2 weeks..


I'll say a month.......
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Quote:
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Anyone putting bets on how longs his gunna last?

2 weeks..
It really depends on whether the OP is committed to learning things that are different to what he is used to, and whether or not he can find alternative software to do his work. If there is no commitment, it will take little to run back to another headache. I still use Windows 7 myself, but I don't enjoy using it like I do Arch Linux or (to a lesser extent) Debian. Every time I open cmd.exe I get annoyed by its clunkiness. Windows is just a necessary evil to me. Well it's probably not even necessary any more.
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I'm caught between wanting to get some programming done and wanting to play TF2.

I really want to boot into Linux and start working on my computational aesthetics project, but I don't want to have to reboot again when I want to play TF2. :/

Also folding. I can't get GPU folding to work on Linux, so thats 20k ppd out the window.
    
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