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: what?
by sukru on Mon 28th Sep 2009 17:50 UTC in reply to "what?"
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I don't have a mac, but iTunes is no longer welcome on my Windows. Unlike many other freeware (WinAmp), it does actually slow down my computer, and break codec support for Windows Media Center.

Now whenever I need to update QuickTime, I make sure to deselect iTunes, and Safari, and whatever Apple is trying to push me that day.

Edited 2009-09-28 17:53 UTC

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RE[2]: what?
by eric_niebler on Mon 28th Sep 2009 19:23 in reply to "RE: what?"
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Agreed. I've gone one step farther: given away my (very old) iPod and uninstalled all Apple software from my Windows machine. I don't like Apple's update policies, pricing policies, App Store policies, DRM policies, their collusion with AT&T, their poor handling of software and hardware defects, arbitrary restrictions (re: no unlocked or tethered iPhones, no multitasking for non-Apple apps, no replaceable batteries), etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum. Enough. If this is what it means to be "cool", then I'm ok with being uncool.

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RE[3]: what?
by WereCatf on Mon 28th Sep 2009 19:46 in reply to "RE[2]: what?"
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I have only Quicktime installed and that too only because Songbird doesn't play .m4a without it. I am a proud owner of not a single Apple device except for a Mac which I got for free :3

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RE[3]: what?
by Melicerte on Tue 29th Sep 2009 08:32 in reply to "RE[2]: what?"
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Reading your comment, I was pretty sure it would generates plenty of negative reactions. But I went up to the end of the comments and found (nearly) nothing...
I guess you make a valid point then.

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