Not with you at all...
> Just what any normal user wants, a prompt every morning for updates.
There's no problem with that.
Users rarely care whether or not there are updates - what they care about is whether or not those updates will interrupt their use of the machine.
Updates on a Windows box are always intrusive - often requiring multiple reboots. Updates on a Linux box are not - you usually just hit the button and get back to whatever it is you were up to. It really isn't a big deal.
> I don't want a box continually updating itself like this.
I do. If there are bugs to be fixed, I want them fixed as soon as possible.
> Batch it to a month or 3 months, but not daily.
No, I completely disagree with you there.
If something is broken, I don't want to wait a month to get the fix that someone has already published elsewhere - even if the bug is not security-related. It's pointless putting in arbitrary delays to improvements just to avoid an upgrade procedure that is completely painless anyway,
My laptop is updated pretty much every day - sometimes more than once per day. I barely notice. I haven't rebooted it in weeks. Updates just aren't a problem.
> People have other things to be doing than staring at an Update
> window each morning when they turn their machine on.
Sure - so we don't stare at update windows.
I get an icon appear in one of my panels if there are updates available. I click it, have a quick look at the updates to make sure I want them (I always have done, so far), then click "Install Updates" and get back to what I was doing.
> They simply want to type a letter, surf a web page, read emails.
As do I.
> Not wait until the updates have been downloaded and installed.
But with Linux, you don't do that. An update doesn't mean the machine is unusable for hours at a time - it's predominantly a background process that just gets on with it whilst you go about your business.
> This is techie masturbation at it's worse.
No, this is non-users not understanding just how much simpler it is to upgrade a Linux box compared to a Windows one.