Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 08:24 UTC
Internet & Networking When Google released the first version of its Chrome web browser, many eyebrows were raised over the fact that it updated itself automatically and silently, in the background, without user intervention or even so much as a notice. As it turns out, this has been a brilliant move by Google, as Chrome users are the most likely to have up-to-date installations of their browser, followed at a respectable distance by Firefox users. Safari and Opera trail behind significantly.
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Lets be honest this is more about defending Microsoft auto-updating than anything Goggle of Mozilla is trying to do. This is tiresome

Microsoft Abuse their auto-update mechanism. They do not trust it for it adding WGA updates that actually break many systems, which is more than a little annoying when you have genuine versions.

...but even without that there have been many examples of software that offers regressions, breaks compatibility especially when software is revolutionary rather than evolutionary has everyone forgotten the regressions that were simply too much in firefox 2 as opposed to 1.5 even though it some really cool features.

Linux beats Microsoft simply because its all evolutionary, and its update mechanism is simply make Microsoft look like a last century OS. Hell I get exited pushing the update button. Google is in the same boat with chrome right now.

Basically a Revolutionary product requires more trust and Microsoft doesn't have that. Chrome is an evolutionary product and requires less trust which it has.

...and thats my worst post for some time

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