Why operating systems need updating

12-Jan-2018 13:30

But this type of argument has been used countless times in the face of any kind of innovation.

While I would never dream of trying to convince George R. Martin to leave his DOS machine behind, I wonder if the argument for updating OS’s falls into the same trap. Can you imagine working without trackpad multi-touch gestures when working through your daily tasks?

Making excuses for why it’s better to keep with the operating system version I have.

So why is it that we don’t always keep up to date with the latest operating system? To help answer these questions, I turned to my coworkers to conduct a small survey of the pros and cons for updating OS’s. That is to say – is time wasted in completing any tasks?

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Yet, a lack of trackpad gestures, keyboard shortcuts, and bulky 128mb-RAM driven hardware were once normal.Which means we open ourselves up to the risk of needing to spend all the time and effort associated with cleaning up after a Malware infection by using an older OS. It could be as little as an hour for the operating system itself.The latest operating systems, on the other hand, are constantly updated to safeguard security. Add on an hour or two for other updates required and settings configuration, and you’re up to three hours.And while they may not impede your enjoyment of using Photoshop 7, they would put a roadblock in front of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Incremental development led to our current toolset, which will seem just as antiquated in the not too distant future.Compare that to incremental time lost on a daily basis, and the huge hits of downtime following a Malware infection and the time-wasted argument begins to fall apart.Why would you update to a new OS, when your current one has everything you need?Today’s new features will allow us to more easily complete tomorrow’s tasks.