From: John P . Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 25 Oct 1999 - 09:14:36 IST
On Sat, Oct 23, 1999 at 12:09:37PM +0100, AJ Mc Kee mentioned:
> In alll honesty what did they expect. It's only a matter of time if in
> fact it has not already been done that "live updates" will do more harm
> to people than actual use.
Live updates are a fine idea. As long as it asks you do you want to
download a new version of itself. If you have a problem with the way a
specific company *implements* auto-updating of some sort, well, get to
grips with it. The idea what I'll be told when a patch is out, without
getting my mailbox full of mails for every software package I've ever used
or registered - excellent!
I'm heartily hoping some day that my red hat box will tell me "Exploit in
cfingerd discovered. Would you like to download a new version for your
closest mirror ?". And I'd say "No. I'll download it in work, and disable
cfingerd for the moment".
-- Microsoft. The best reason in the world to drink beer. http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~valen
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