Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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RE: Simple solution ... - Mediamonkey
by jabbotts on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:42 UTC in reply to "Simple solution ..."
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Great choice, when I was in the market for a Windows media manager, the Monkey blew everything away especially iTunes.

As for a third party software repository, it won't happen. I've said a few times also that it would be a huge benefit to the end user. Imagine, visit Windows Update and pull your extras from there along with your Microsoft product updates. There in lies the problem; MS isn't going to provide installs and updates for competing products. iTunes conflicts with Windows Media Player updates. Firefox conflicts with IE updates. Flash conflicts with Silverlight. The shareholders would never stand for such end user benfits.

True repository based platforms have so far had the benefit of not being the point of competition. Mandriva does not compete based on what browser the user chooses, they compete based on the overall distribution. Debian also competes through more applicable attributes (stability and security) versus limiting end user choice intentionally through the software available for install. The different business model is focused on benefiting the end user. Hence, the more Linux and BSD like platforms figured out the repository system long ago.

Edited 2009-09-28 16:45 UTC

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