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[5]: Gotta love it
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 13th Jun 2010 03:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Gotta love it"
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"However, the chance is often given and there are actually people who change. I think the same can be applied to companies too."

The point is--so far--that they haven't changed a bit. What's it been, not even ONE freakin' year and they're back at it a second time? Hell, it's barely even been half a year. It takes longer than that for respect to be earned--or at least it should, and if not, you're probably too gullible. And Microsoft shot their chance just now by doing it again. At this rate, within the next year they'll probably be at it yet again.

"A healthy dose of caution is always best, but there's no sense living in the past."

This isn't the past. This is NOW. They *just* did this again, for the second time, in less than a year. Just now.

Why doesn't Microsoft just adopt "Oops! I Did It Again" as their theme song? They seem to never learn. As much as sometimes they really do seem like they're "getting it" lately they always revert to their old ways or just plain do something dumb.

Microsoft has a long way to go before they can be considered even remotely trustworthy, and little incidents like these only set them back.

Edited 2010-06-13 03:20 UTC

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