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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Yesterday, I had enough and implemented a GPO that forced updates on people's machines, then let them have 15 minutes to reboot. One guy, our sales director, had not updated his laptop since he was issued it three years ago and had to reboot the system over and over again. As I wasn't there, he sent a guy into my office, got a colleague to log him in and changed the GPO back to the way it was before. I found out about it this morning and after telling my boss, the shit has hit the fan!
i was in a similar situation, but, it was a member of our design department (who works very hard on .net win2003, and crap like that) who came to my service to put shit in the fan because on his computer, ie7 was now on (yes, he still used ie6!!! ie8 was already out at that time)
i was too scary!!!

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