Friday, March 21, 2008

Think before you install

The outrage is spewing forth over Apple's move to include Safari 3.1 as part of its Software Update program. The new twist is that Windows users who never had installed Safari are now seeing it pop up in Software Update, where they are accustomed to seeing updates for iTunes and Quicktime, and that's not sitting well with many who inadvertently installed the browser.

It is interesting how many computers I work on and ask the customer why do they have 4 toolbars and their answer is I have no idea where they all came from.
I have had other programs installed on my computers when I didn't want them, along with the program I did want installed.

You need to look at what your installing.


1 comment:

  1. I was only mildly annoyed but this, but I too have seen the Apple update Safari push. A couple of days ago I got the Apple update pop-up telling me I needed to update my software. I actually looked before I clicked and saw the update was Safari, a browser I do not want on Windows and will not use. Glad I saved my bandwidth.

    An updater should be used for just that -- updating software you already have, not to push software on you that you don't need or want. I give Apple 5 slimy worms on this one.


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