“I utterly hate them,” my friend said one day. “Those software updates are so annoying — there’s so many of them!” Let’s get to the heart of the problem — why do we need them in the first place? Well, for one thing, they fix bugs that exist in current software code, whether it is a glitch, a security issue, or some other problem. It could be as simple as implementing new and improved features. It is a necessity for people to do work on their computer. But when it comes down to updating twenty different programs you have installed on your computer, it becomes a pain to do every single one, especially when all of them release a new update at the same time every two weeks. Now, the real question is: What is the most efficient way of updating all of my programs without doing so manually? I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind is to either program a script to retrieve and update everything, or to have my server push out all the updates to the numerous computers at the same time. Automation? Check. Efficiency? Check. Laziness? Well, that depends on your perspective.

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