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Old 09-17-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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It seems I can't go more than a couple of weeks with out some stupid new update to quicktime and itunes. Enough already.

Sorry. This is more just a rant than anything else.
So,,, you'd be more happy with Apple [or for that matter really, any software/hardware entity] not upgrading their product, to help ensure its the most up-to-date version, helping minimize security risks, possibly increasing speeds, bringing improved features, etc.? I mean, good grief, "a couple of weeks"...

BTW - I've nothing but Apples at home, and I don't see all of these nasty terrible updates... unless I select the "update s/w" from the Apple icon - similar to what Sayantsi posted, turn off the auto update feature. Sorry,,, but what's the big deal?

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There have been many new iTunes devices introduced in the last month, like the new Apple TV and the new iPod Touch models. These updates are needed to make those work. Also there are some new video rental options being added to the iTunes store. In order to make content rentable, the software had to be updated.

Apple has to be careful not to push the software in advance of new features and products, because it keeps secrets close to the vest and it knows that some people like to sift through the code in the application updates and figure out what's coming out next.
Well said...
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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So,,, you'd be more happy with Apple [or for that matter really, any software/hardware entity] not upgrading their product, to help ensure its the most up-to-date version, helping minimize security risks, possibly increasing speeds, bringing improved features, etc.? I mean, good grief, "a couple of weeks"...

BTW - I've nothing but Apples at home, and I don't see all of these nasty terrible updates... unless I select the "update s/w" from the Apple icon - similar to what Sayantsi posted, turn off the auto update feature. Sorry,,, but what's the big deal?
Apple software on Windows is a virus, updates are legit, BUT frequently updates try to slip other software through as part of the update.

Example, the wife insists on iTunes for her iPods, and she got the popup about an update, clicked OK, and went off to do something. Granted she didn't "read" all the fine print, and in addition to installing iTunes update, Bad Apple took it upon themselves to install Safari.

She came back to a BSOD, took me a while to figure out what was wrong, and the WHY. Safari totally FUBAR'ed the Windows installation, a product she never wanted, and would have to dig through the fine print to "opt out"

That's the big deal, Apples attitude toward 90% of the users out there, let's see what we can slip through with our logo on it. If Safari had been an "opt in" choice, then no problem.

OBTW, a novice users would have to shell out a couple hundred bucks to have their system troubleshot and restored, which was simply to remove Safari in Safe Mode.

Apple updates are shut down on her laptop now, have been for years, and she is getting along fine with iTinker 7.something
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Asheville - my apologies, was not aware that Apple's updates were to that level / style in the MS world. I'd be quite peeved about such too, for sure should be an "opt-in". Older but relevant article about this BS here: Apple pushes Windows Safari via iTunes updater - Computerworld
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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i'm not an apple guy, but i like safari. i've had very few problems with it on my windows machine.
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