Yep. The shutdown process on laptops is just *bad*. I routinely have to leave mine cracked and running while waiting for it to finally shut down. Thankfully it's an NVMe OS drive, but it's obnoxious as hell when I'm about to walk out the damn door. I can't imagine how much worse it'd be on a spinner.
Mac laptops waive hello, smirking.
The silly part of all of this is that on average, updates on macOS take quite a bit longer to install. But they are consistent
. On my '17 MBP, they take between 20 and 25 minutes, and when it's done, all my running apps are back as if nothing happened
. I can safely start the update, and go to lunch, and be 98% certain when I come back my laptop will be ready to use again.
That's the thing that MS doesn't seem to understand. I would gladly install updates if a) I was fairly confident it wouldn't break something or install something I don't want (sup Candy Crush) and b) Didn't indiscriminately kill everything that was running and force me to restart everything manually.
I have a VM at work that will consistently reboot for updates without warning, spend 45 minutes doing something, reboot again, then sit with a blank screen doing nothing until I power cycle it. 2-3 days later the process restarts. There is nothing special about this machine, just a generic install of 10 Pro running under Hyper-V.