Lots of programs that I run on my mac update themselves automatically in the background without any action required by me. The ones that come to mind immediately are Chrome, Dropbox, and Plex.
Given that this is clearly a solved engineering problem, why does Microsoft AutoUpdate parade it's updates in front of my face multiple times a week? Why do I ever need to see the screen shown below:
Is there a setting I'm missing? Is there a platform limitation I'm not considering on OS X? Maybe ask me about big updates, but I'm talking about the biweekly bug fixes. Can't I just opt in?
Or... Is this just some combination of bad engineering/a desire to make clear just how much I'm getting in exchange for my 9.99/month?