Most of you have probably seen the controversy over Apple automatically pushing Safari 3.1 to unsuspecting Apple Software Update users. You have to opt out of it, which is a real shady way to get something on people’s computers. Next thing we know Apple will be claiming a huge boost in market share. I don’t want Safari on my desktop, because it just isn’t as nice as Firefox. I resent having to actively defend myself from Apple’s software, which I intentionally didn’t install.
Microsoft has added Silverlight to Windows Update, but in contrast, it’s an optional update. Microsoft 1, Apple 0.
Apple, it’s called “opt-in.” Check it out sometime.