NeoBytes :) is an occasional feature that takes a step back from the big headlines, to take a look at what else is happening in the vast, scary expanse of the tech world - often with a cynical eye, always with a dose of humour.
Windows 10 made headlines around the world last week, when the live weather forecast on KCCI 8 News in Des Moines, Iowa, was rudely interrupted by the appearance of a giant 'Get Windows 10' upgrade prompt.
In another example of Windows 10 making a surprise public appearance, the OS brought an unexpected pause to proceedings during a Twitch livestream - much to the surprise of pro-gamer-turned-full-time-game-streamer Erik Flom.
Flom, who has over 130,000 followers on Twitch, was streaming his session of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive when the action was brought to a halt by the sudden appearance of a 'Configuring updates for Windows 10' screen, as his viewers continued to watch. The look on his face says it all:
The camera, connected to a separate system, remained on as Flom exclaimed his understandable frustration using various bits of colorful language. He insisted to his viewers that he had "turned off everything" related to Windows 10 updates, leading to his great surprise over the interruption.
Amusingly, as The Guardian notes, there was a glimmer of hope when the Windows 10 reboot cycle seemed to near completion, only for a second installation countdown to throw a spanner in the works, bringing an end to his gaming marathon.
You can watch Flom's full nine-hour gaming session over on Twitch; but the clip below (via WinBuzzer), capturing his incredulous reaction to what happened, is probably the bit you'll want to see most:
Source: The Guardian