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Re: MS are doing Windows Updates for XP to IE7
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 14:32:53 -0500

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 16:03:24 GMT, Aaron Gray said:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/28/AR2006102800029.html

Is this a bad thing or a bad bad thing ?

Personally, I think that if it isn't stopping and saying "Wow dude,like this
is a major new release, do you want to go with it?" and giving them the choice
of staying on 6 or going to 7, that's rather impolite.

And it's *very* impolite to not say "Please back everything up" before going
and totally replacing a piece of the operating system that you swore on a Bible
in court was a "totally integrated, can't be removed, you're screwed if it
isn't functional" component of your system...  that's basically a "no warning,
no lubricant, no time to grab your ankles" install....

Of course, most of their users seem to believe that if that didn't happen on
a regular basis, Microsoft didn't love them anymore....

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