p2pnet news | Products:- “I was appalled the other day to find that my iTunes application was wanting me to install Safari on my computer,” said p2pnet reader ‘Just my two cents’ in a comment post to our story on Safari 3.1.
“It’s one thing to nag you about program updates, but it’s another to try and force something like Safari on you, especially if you haven’t even shown an interest,” he declared.
But it doesn’t end there.
Apple is targeting Windows users, trying to get them to install Safari web browser, says AppleInsider, going on that Apple has sold tons of iPods, most of which, “have gone to Windows users who subsequently must install the company’s iTunes software for synching files between their PCs and the digital media players”.
Apple also installs Software Update on Windows-based machines, says the story, but it now appears Apple, “aspires to use the advantage presented by the Software Update mechanism to muscle its way further up the browser charts at the expense Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other third-party Windows browsers,” says AppleInsider.
Mere hours after Apple released Safari 3.1 for Mac OS and Windows XP/Vista, Software Update, “popped up on my daughter’s Sony VAIO, offering Safari 3.1 for download,” it quotes Microsoft Watch’s Joe Wilcox as saying, going on:
“I didn’t recall seeing an earlier version installed on the laptop. And I made no mistake: The Apple updater offered installation of new software, not something that had been there before. Whoa.”
Windows users receiving the notification, “are greeted with Apple’s marketing pitch alongside the download option, adds the story.
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