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Unfraking believable

Just because I have iTunes or Quicktime on my machine does not mean I want or need Safari installed.

Bad Apple! You have violated the trust of millions of people with this stupid move just to get your numbers looking good.

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cahwyguy
Mar. 24th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Is this installation of Safari only on Apple OS machines? Does it try to install Safari on Windows?
rialtus
Mar. 24th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
No, as of Friday Apple is offering Safari to any Windows machine that has either iTunes or QuickTime installed. They are using the Apple Software Update software to offer this. This, to me, is very much akin to malware distribution.
cahwyguy
Mar. 24th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
On Windows machines, does it ask if you want to install Safari, or just silently install it (as it does with Quicktime, yuk)? Does it come with the automatic iTunes downloads?

Boy, I hope they are not doing another iTunes update -- last one trashed my database.

rialtus
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
The Apple Software Update screen pops up, just as if it was an iTunes update. There is an option, enabled by default, to install Safari. It's not a complete drive-by, but does require you to opt out of the installation.

AFAIK, there is no iTunes update. A do not know if this is now a bundled product with either iTunes or Quicktime.
talonvaki
Mar. 24th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
It does?

I never noticed. But then I use Netscape for gun_hee, Safari for my general stuff, Firefox for my email (since the "upgrade" it won't work on anything else, despite my having the latest Netscape and IE versions installed)...and IE when nothing else works.

Moi? A geek?
rialtus
Mar. 24th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
If you have Windows and either iTunes or QuickTime installed, Apple Software Update will pop up and offer Safari as something to install on your computer. As I typed to cahwyguy it's very much akin to malware distribution.
mizcrank
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
so i guess this wouldn't be a good time to talk about XM radio huh?
rialtus
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Merger was approved by DoJ today. Now the FCC gets to weigh in, though it's expected to approve the merger...
zarchasmpgmr
Mar. 25th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Apple's been trying to jam iTunes on all my computers, even though I only want QuickTime.

Safari's good, though. But, yeah. Bad mktg.
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