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[3]: Your statement is false
by JoostinOnline on Tue 29th Sep 2009 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Your statement is false"
JoostinOnline
Member since:
2009-09-18

I really don't see why people complain about that so much. They also install Notepad but no lawsuits have been made over that. Would you really buy (or download if it is free) an operating system if it started with bare minimum?

For example, you are going to need IE even if you only plan on using Firefox. Why don't you try to download an installation file without an internet browser. It can be done, but it isn't exactly easy.

Personally, I don't think that there is anything wrong with Windows having MS software pre-installed, or OS-X having Apple software pre-installed.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

A co-worker across the hall was swearing vitriolically at his Win7 beta installation, precisely because I had given him an mpeg movie to put in a power-point presentation, and the beta apparently didn't ship with Windows Media Player, so he couldn't play it. So, I kinda think you're right; people make a big deal out of Microsoft's bundling IE with Windows, but Microsoft bundles a lot of other software -- like a firewall, a basic AV scanner, a text editor, an RTF word-processing application, a file sharing client, an image viewer -- and nobody complains about that. And, so long as I can replace those components freely, they're probably right to do it -- or at least, not wrong.

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