Every day I use both Windows 7 and Mac OS X, side-by-side to get my web development work done, they both are capable, so no bashing going on here. Today my Windows 7 operating system told me that it had 10 updates to perform, so I let it go right ahead.
After it finally reached the 10th update and completed, then it restarted and I saw DOS programs being run in the funky black screen with white letters. On reboot it had to complete the install, so more waiting. I should've checked to see how big these updates were, so I'm just guessing that they were hundreds of megabytes in size. Anyway, here are the 10 updates that took some 15 minutes to install:
Lots of security updates which are necessary because hackers are constantly looking for exploits in Windows 7 so that they can take over your computer, steal your credit information and much worse by destroying your credit or online identity.
Moral of the Story
Always update your Windows 7 computer, keep current, use common sense when receiving spam and phishing emails.