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[3]: Comment by marcp
by nt_jerkface on Mon 14th Jun 2010 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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Hmm, that's a good point. Should I mention I don't use *any* proprietary software just to make sure my rights are satisfied.

Well you must use an abacus then because most hardware is hard encoded with proprietary software.

If you want a fully open source computer then you'll have to go to the garage and build one from scratch. That way you can fully meet the rights that Stallman sanctimoniously declared for you while on the crapper.

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