Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 16:56 UTC
Internet Explorer As it turns out, Google's idea of silently and automatically updating web browsers for security's sake is actually a pretty darn good idea - Chrome is pretty much always up-to-date. Microsoft agrees with this, and has announced it's going to automatically update Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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Automatic, Forced Updates
by Peter Besenbruch on Fri 16th Dec 2011 00:47 UTC
Peter Besenbruch
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2006-03-13

They are a Godsend for the clueless. Personally, I like having my Linux package manager handle things for me by notifying me when updates are available. Firefox is a part of that system. For the clueless, however, that isn't enough. They may get the notification, but they will never actually do the update. There is merit to forced updates.

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