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[7]: Gotta love it
by phreck on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Gotta love it"
phreck
Member since:
2009-08-13

"This is just an endless cycle isn't it? "
Indeed.

Just this one:

It is removable by uninstalling the update in question though, which works just as well as uninstalling the "package" would under a Linux distro.

a) No need to quote "package". It is a common concept in the Linux world (which Windows lacks)
b) The update information found on my system is cryptic. I would have to look through e.g. 70 entries just for 2010-05-27. Not a single one includes a clear changelog, but only links to external resources. Really? This is slightly different from looking into local changelogs. And no, you don't have to quote changelog now. It is a common concept, once again. In plain text.
c) No, update management under windows is not equal to package management under linux, where dependencies are tracked recursively. So I don't really know whether removing some update breaks something else, or not. The probability might be low, but is not non-existent. And again, I may not choose beforehand what shall be updated, and what not.


Lifting up your quoted "package", my impression is you don't really have a grasp about how different updates are in the linux world. Personally, I live with both worlds. The one at work, the other at home. The one that is not proprietary works better for me. But that's of course unfounded.

Edited 2010-06-14 15:15 UTC

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RE[8]: Gotta love it
by vaette on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Gotta love it"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

Niiice, switch to being condescending and questioning my competence instead, very clever. I have run Linux at home since 1998, I have programmed under Linux for my day job since 2006. None of this has any bearing on this discussion though.

Try uninstalling the update, if it actually breaks your system you may have a valid complaint, but my bet is that it wont. Windows updates can be uninstalled one by one just fine.

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