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: Simple solution ...
by jrbrewin on Tue 29th Sep 2009 16:06 UTC in reply to "Simple solution ..."
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2009-05-06

If this was, say microsoft, instead of apple, and the platform was, say OSX, instead of windows, people would be going absolutely and totally ape over the practice of doing default additional software installs.

so what?

so, someone needs to hold apple responsbile for this, and actually take them to task about this practice. They've been doing it for a year or two now, pushing safari on to users that didn't want or ask for it. When asked apple simple shrugged off the complaint.

lets be clear, you don't even need quicktime or itunes. I have a mac book pro with bootcamp drivers installed in windows, no other apple software components. again, by default it's prompting to install pretty much all of apple's windows software every time i boot the laptop up..

A total and utter disgrace! perhaps they should relabel the software as "apple malware pusher" instead?

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