Coming from a Windows world, Linux is an entirely different beast.
Everything is a file
Files don’t have extensions.
And I promise you: the vi text editor is more recondite than Albert Einstein’s mind.
All this stuff just makes learning Linux a positively daunting enterprise. And it’s part of the reason why Linux is beloved by rarefied geeks who dream in binary and speak in code.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! Linux is really easy if you slow down and forget about the wonky world of Windows. Once you get the hang of it, the operating system is very coherent and is actually a joy to use. In this guide, I want you to partake of that joy.
On August 12th, Microsoft quietly pushed a new Windows 8.1 update, colloquially known as Update 2, to millions of PCs. It was purported to bring back the beloved Start Menu but instead it was a huge disappointment and only added mundane features such as precision touchpad improvements, less login prompts for SharePoint Online and Ruble symbol update (for Russian currency). There were about seven additions in the update and bunch of bug fixes but nothing substantive.
But new features weren’t the only thing inaugurated by the update. It also brought a bevy of bugs that broke font rendering behavior and in some cases the update crashed computers with a 0×50 stop error.
That’s why today I want to show you how to rollback an unruly Windows Update.