> I (and my clients) beg to differ, particularly if a machine has been outside of the
> patch cycle for some time. It's even more fun if it hasn't received the Creators
> update yet, then suddenly realises that it's supposed to receive it.
> Oh, and that 'one' patch? Yeah, that's effectively an update rollup. Everything might
> be in one package, but that package might update dozens of system components, just
> like all of the other 'single' updates do.
Fortunately Microsoft lets you now download any edition updated ISO editions with all current patches included, or so I've heard. Updating is a bit painless compared to how Windows XP and 7 were updated. My full collection of Security Release January 2006 - August 2016 ISO are proof of that (tough I would prefer it that way).
Still, that sucks. My experience with Linux has been pretty bad across the years with OpenSUSE being the most bearable. I think I'll have not choice left but to run Windows virtualized and expect a Linux distro (probably Ubuntu) to become my main OS.