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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RE: Appupdating
by cyclops on Thu 7th May 2009 18:03 UTC in reply to "Appupdating"
cyclops
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2006-03-12

Appupdater can keep all your apps up to date on Windows.

http://www.nabber.org/projects/appupdater/



Just giving it a go. It didn't get one of its own repositories which is a little annoying. The trouble with these solutions is that its another layer of installers. i.e. when I booted up I had "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications" and "Windows Flash Installer" both pop up to start" thats with auto-updates switched on.

Okeydoke it identified 8 of 45 non-microsoft programs 5 that were out of date. Thats not really a good sign, and does not compare favorably with Ubuntu which is now moving towards a stable version of the packages/OS/Drivers/Codecs from one application...Its a different world.

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