Reply To: 27 Dec 14 – Apple updated OS X behind my back!
Sure, you can turn off the automatic updates to dance around that problem. But, having it turned on, they take place when most people are asleep, and shouldn’t be obnoxious.
Maybe I have been spoiled by Ubuntu and when they update things, they might advise you to do a reboot, but never force it. MS, on the other hand, seems to think they need to restart the computer for even trivial updates — and if you refuse it, in 10 minutes you get another message they are going to restart it, all over again.
Seems like maybe they have improved this in Win 8, where I think they advise you they will be restarting in a day or so.