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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That whole "even though you opened me to browse the web, you are going to have to wait while I download an install another 8 meg version of myself" thing is one of the many reasons I hate firefox.

I found your comment somewhat bizzare. Its often easy to forget that some people are still on dialup and 8MB is a lot. That said I would suggest letting your Hardcore Microsoft Mentality go simply becuase Microsoft products have insanely large updates.

I remember a couple of years ago, and a lot has changed for the worse since then, considering Mobile broadband. There was a deal where you got the first 1GB cheap. When discussing it with one of my work friends, he demonstrated Updates required for the Microsoft platform...and they soon racked up "printer drivers" using hundreds of MB, Abobe using more etc etc. I was shocked.

I do understand some of your arguments regarding Microsoft products now. The Microsoft Platform if left unattended gets seriously out of date. If you leave a machine for months you have hours of work to get it to the latest and greatest...Including Microsft Update that requires many restarts.

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