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IE will auto-update...or else
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cowboy


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Dec 2011, 16:32    Post_subject:  IE will auto-update...or else  

New versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer will "silently" update in the background. Users will have no say about whether to install or approve the updates beforehand, though one can opt out of the update behavior. Seems heavy handed, but isn't Chrome doing something similar when the defaults are accepted?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16214912

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raffy

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Dec 2011, 20:37    Post_subject: SP1  

MS Win7 is silently updating itself with Service Pack 1, and there is nothing you can do about it...
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Dec 2011, 05:53    Post_subject:  

Haven't heard that one raffy.

Change your firewall to Comodo if it does.

Personally I haven't seen it.

It's usually dum dee dum users who let updates continue.

What more can I say about their ignorance?

And still their comps get hacked.

Chris.
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technosaurus


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Dec 2011, 16:52    Post_subject:  

I love how these new EULAs have clauses that say they can change the terms at any time.

Next up - something like this:

Code:
--- Software/Internet Explorer/EULA.txt
+++ Software/Internet Explorer/EULA.txt
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
that Microsoft reserves the right to reclaim this property including all
-copies.
+property of the infringer, including said infringer's soul.

Section 8675309

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Aitch


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Dec 2011, 13:58    Post_subject:  

Worse - Windows 8 apps can be deleted remotely by Microshaft, since, though you bought it, they own it!

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-apps-can-be-deleted-remotely-by-microsoft

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Dave_G


Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Dec 2011, 15:45    Post_subject:  

I for one will not get 8 or 9 or .....
Traditionally every second OS from M$ is rubbish.
Win3.1 ( ok for it's time), 95 (crap), 98 (much better), M.E. (abysmal),
XP (good), Vista (horrific), 7 (a tad better), 8 (I can just imagine).

In between they also released the more "corporate" type OSes like
NT and 2000, the same pattern pretty much applies:
NT (utter rubbish), 2000 (much more stable), 2003 (does anyone use it?),
2008 (the definition of bloatware).

Now we also have to endure this on some smartphones since they have
taken over Nokias software coding.
It's like a monster in a low budget horror movie, it just keeps on coming back.
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