Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:27 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has fixed the distribution scope of a toolbar update that, without the user's knowledge, installed an add-on in Internet Explorer and an extension in Firefox called Search Helper Extension. Microsoft told us that the new update is actually the same as the old one; the only difference is the distribution settings. In other words, the update will no longer be distributed to toolbars that it shouldn't be added to. End users won't see the tweak, Microsoft told Ars, and also offered an explanation on what the mystery add-on actually does."
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RE[4]: Gotta love it
by darknexus on Sun 13th Jun 2010 02:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Gotta love it"
darknexus
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To watch out for, certainly, just as you have to watch out for a convicted felon once they're released from jail to make sure there's no relapse back into crime. However, the chance is often given and there are actually people who change. I think the same can be applied to companies too. Are Microsoft a shining example of perfection? Hell no, and given how large they are it's doubtful they will ever be. But is anyone or anything perfect when you boil right down to it? A healthy dose of caution is always best, but there's no sense living in the past. If everyone thought like you seem to, that "Oh, well this is what happened before", we'd never have developed anything in the first place, since many successful efforts begin with a failed attempt. WE, as a species, would've just said oh well that failed and never attempted anything again.

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