Hey Apple, MS Does It Right

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.

Windows Update Showing Optional Silverlight Package