Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jul 2009 21:44 UTC
Google One of the more controversial features of Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser is the way it handles updates. Contrary to other browsers, updates on Chrome are installed silently and automatically, without asking for the user's consent. While convenient and effective, it was also a security risk and sometimes it slowed people's machines down. Google now proposes a fix called Courgette.
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Firefox already has it
by vijayd81 on Thu 16th Jul 2009 22:53 UTC
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2008-07-18

It may not be exact same technology but firefox has incremental updates. They are called "mar" files. I believe their auto-updates use that. Also, you can download them from their ftp site (in update folder) and install them manually (filenames end with partial.mar)

Mozilla has not advertised it like Google. I am surprised that people are saying Google invented this cool feature.

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