Sun, Sep 27 2009 16:43
What rights do vendors have?
You just bought a computer. But who's computer is it anyway? Is it yours? Really? More and more it's the playground for vendors. The blog post at Shootingbubbles.com should be read in it's entirety. Go ahead and read it and then come back here.
So what do you think? Is it okay that every vendor that ever installs anything has the right to do a notification that there's an update to it?
Ed didn't have that software on his computer. It's not an "update" rather an additional piece of software.
Why should I trust any vendor that prechecks these software notifications? Apple has prechecked these boxes before, then unchecked them, now they are back to prechecking them again.
The battleground is currently our desktop, but what about the future in the cloud?
What will it take to get vendors to only offer up security updates and to stop blurring the lines between updates and security updates?
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