Why is Mac OS the only operating system that has a standard framework for self-updating apps?

Why is Mac OS the only operating system that has a standard framework for self-updating apps? It's by far the most convenient way to do updates and yet very few apps on other operating systems do this. Is everyone just moronic?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    microsoft must support 9 trillion pc parts combinations
    apple must support 8 models

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This has nothing to do with Apple. It's a free open source framework that's been adopted by the majority of developers on Mac. Why does nobody care about ease of updates on Windows?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This has nothing to do with Apple.
        fricking end yourself

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean like winget? The majority of programs I have on windows seem to use it. Either that or Chocolatey.

        Then there is WingetUI if you hate the command line.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft doesn't have to do shit, vendors just need to make Windows compatible drivers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what a moronic "answer"

      Every "app" that comes from MS store is udpated automatically.
      Every other desktop application usually have their own updater and for me it always has worked
      >notepad++, ask for update, click update, download and install itself
      Maybe stop using shit software

      >Every other desktop application usually have their own updater
      that was the point of the thread

      This seems like a massive vulnerability.

      dumb statement without any explanation—classic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > why
      it's not and you're a lying Black person.
      > is everyone just moronic?
      you're the most moronic person here by far, without question.

      basically this. it's easy when you only have to deal with one hardware platform.

      what a moronic "answer"

      [...]
      >Every other desktop application usually have their own updater
      that was the point of the thread

      [...]
      dumb statement without any explanation—classic

      This has nothing to do with Apple. It's a free open source framework that's been adopted by the majority of developers on Mac. Why does nobody care about ease of updates on Windows?

      The second that Apple takes gaming seriously, I'm going to ditch Windows forever. Gaming is the only reason to keep using Windows at this point.

      > coping itoddler has mental breakdown and continues lying
      hilarous.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >false or ignorant statement
    >applegays
    every time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any time I've seen an app on Windows that has "automatic updates", it's almost always a pop up window that gives you a link to their website so you can download the new version manually and go through the whole process as if you're installing it for the first time. That's just batshit insane and moronic on so many levels.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every "app" that comes from MS store is udpated automatically.
        Every other desktop application usually have their own updater and for me it always has worked
        >notepad++, ask for update, click update, download and install itself
        Maybe stop using shit software

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >MS store
          That's a pile of shit too. Every time I got to check for updates, it has to update half the fricking software that's built into Windows. Why does notepad and calculator need weekly software updates? The whole concept of a centralized update system is garbage anyway. I don't want my computer to constantly be checking and updating everything in the background. It makes a lot more sense to only update an app when I open it to use it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          qbt works like that anon described

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You mean like winget? The majority of programs I have on windows seem to use it. Either that or Chocolatey.

            Then there is WingetUI if you hate the command line.

            Oh I get it now. It's for people who want to use gestures on their trackpad or 2 button mouse to simulate a 3 button mouse. What kind of moronic fricking point were you trying to make then? That you don't like Apple's mouse design? What does that even have to do with this thread?

            because its all through an "app" store.

            My issue with app stores though is that they often lockdown the rest of the system so that the only source of software is the app store. If the company doesn't heavily monitor its app store, it turns into what Microsoft and Google has right now, an unmitigated disaster.

            All of those things are already implemented in Mac OS. I've never had an issue using middle click in something like 3d modeling software or games where it's actually useful. I don't really see what that app is even for then.

            Look at these idiots living in ancient times without electricity.

            When you people step into the future (Fedora Silverblue) you will cry how backwards you are right now.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >37 background processes checking for updates once an hour for your 2012 freeware image viewer
          way better than a package manager

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MacOS is way better than Windows at this point. Windows is a bloated mess

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      even gaming would be just fine if morons compiled their shit properly and used metal
      WoW runs insanely well even on the base model M1 Air because it uses metal

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just use this special snowflake graphics API that works on about 4 computers

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >metal is a special snowflake api but direct3d isn't

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          unironically yes
          >bloated winshit massive gaming PC that sounds like a jet to run a cartoon game
          or
          >fanless, 1.6cm thin laptop that runs the same but has optimized OS and APIs that requires a bit more work to maintain

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The second that Apple takes gaming seriously, I'm going to ditch Windows forever. Gaming is the only reason to keep using Windows at this point.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And then there's also completely moronic shit like hwinfo which hides automatic updates behind a fricking paywall and make you have to do it manually each time if you have the free version. It's almost like Windows software devs are all extremely greedy israelites.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      automatic updates are for goys and you are a terminally ill subhuman updooter
      i manually update all my shit once a month, all at once and then never think about it until next month

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Windows software devs are all extremely greedy israelites
      > https://middleclick.app
      i think you should eat some glass at your earliest convenience, moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In my 30+ years of using computers I've never once thought about using the middle click in windows explorer. In fact I just checked what it does and it's literally just the same thing as double clicking, so completely fricking useless. I have no idea what point you're trying to even make here.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          Oh wait, it gets better. It double clicks if you're in an explorer window, but it doesn't do anything on desktop icons. So it's even worse than useless. It's an inconsistent broken feature.

          > in windows explorer
          god, you are just so fricking stupid. i can't believe i'm getting baited by such a subhuman
          have you ever considered that middle click can be used for something else? like opening tabs in browsers without switching to them, or pasting in a linux terminal, or scrolling in a browser

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            All of those things are already implemented in Mac OS. I've never had an issue using middle click in something like 3d modeling software or games where it's actually useful. I don't really see what that app is even for then.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh I get it now. It's for people who want to use gestures on their trackpad or 2 button mouse to simulate a 3 button mouse. What kind of moronic fricking point were you trying to make then? That you don't like Apple's mouse design? What does that even have to do with this thread?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In my 30+ years of using computers I've never once thought about using the middle click in windows explorer. In fact I just checked what it does and it's literally just the same thing as double clicking, so completely fricking useless. I have no idea what point you're trying to even make here.

        Oh wait, it gets better. It double clicks if you're in an explorer window, but it doesn't do anything on desktop icons. So it's even worse than useless. It's an inconsistent broken feature.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This seems like a massive vulnerability.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You seem like a massive homosexual. I wish I could come into your room and throw your stupid fricking Gentoo box against the wall and have it shatter into a million pieces.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On GNU/Linux your system is responsible for updating (package manager)
    On Windoze the user is

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >updating
    If you are not using Fedora Silverblue your entire view on updating as a concept is flawed. You are living in the 1920 while Silverblue users live 2000 years ahead of you are living in the 1950s old man.
    In 20 years everyone whether Windows or Macos or any other Linux everyone will update the way Fedora Silverblue does it.

    Updates are never noticeable always happen in the background (yet you can block/revert them easier than with any other package manager including a simpler guy than the disgusting shit you posted) and are automagically applied on restart (being able to magically switch between updates on wish with just a reboot).

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because its all through an "app" store.

    My issue with app stores though is that they often lockdown the rest of the system so that the only source of software is the app store. If the company doesn't heavily monitor its app store, it turns into what Microsoft and Google has right now, an unmitigated disaster.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >self-updating
    cancer

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i used to love macOS, and i still miss a lot of things from it, but it's quircky design like this that made me walk away. i just want simple programs and a simple package manager that does what i tell it to and doesnt ask questions.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Mac OS the only operating system that has a standard framework for self-updating apps?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it needs it; mac software is that bad

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no - desktop linux is that bad

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      iTODDLERS BTFO

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine thinking that a feature of MacOS "has nothing to do with apple". jesus lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a feature of Mac OS moron.
      >https://github.com/sparkle-project/Sparkle

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    apt's into your way.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Mac OS the only operating system that has a standard framework for self-updating apps?
    It has? I had no idea, that's cool if it's true.
    >Why
    Because microsoft is terminally incompetent and Linux does package managers instead.

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