re: quiet day for news, chaps?
>> this is a collossal 'non-story' - even by 'reg' standards:
I see you're one of these apple fanboys who wont hear a word said against his beloved jobs, but I'll bite.
It's not a non-story, its quite interesting. Most people find EULA morally questionable, especially when they consist of 10 pages of legal speak. How can anyone not trained to read these things seriously be bound by them?
>> 1. someone at apple was lazy and cut'n'pasted some boilerplate text into the EULA for windoze safari
It's interesting that a company like apple is essentially treating the EULA with the same kind of contempt as the end users. If a company with massive financial reserves and dedicated legal teams cant get it right why should the end user?
>> 2. apple's software update offers to install safari for windoze for you, while updating itunes. If you dinnae want it, just untick the box.
I got rid of quicktime when apple started forcing me to download and install itunes every time there was a quicktime update, so I shouldn't really comment, but i suspect this is more of an issue of default options and misrepresentation. It really isn't a security update.
>> hardly 'forbidding' windoze users from installing safari. nor, conversely 'forcing' them to install it.
No, they are deliberately making things complicated so that they can claim they have X million installs of their web browser. The majority of installs will never be used because most people simply have no idea what they have installed, "it was a security update so I hit yes".
Heres a little hint, spelling Windows with a 'z' makes you look like you have the mental age of a 12 year old. Apologies to any 12 year olds reading...