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: Your statement is false
by darknexus on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:58 UTC in reply to "Your statement is false"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Didn't you here? The anti-Apple stuff comes straight from the top, from David Adams himself. See this article:
http://www.osnews.com/story/21918
So it's unlikely it will go away and, truth be told, as much as I like Apple's products sometimes their business decisions and policies deserve to be justly criticized. This, I think, is one of them: they're leaving this new utility in the updates section of their updater, and leaving it checked by default knowing full well that most users don't bother to look before clicking the install button. It does make me wonder why, though. I can't think of anything they'd gain by installing an enterprise utility onto home machines unless there's something hidden in it. Perhaps this one was an honest error... or then again perhaps not. Who can tell in this day?

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