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Re: Boot poster challenge



On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 06:48:42PM -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
 
 > > mac for my wife, Apple did something right. They have something
 > > (possibly a cron job) that looks for updates at a user specified
 > > interval, and if nothing is found, it does nothing. You don't even
 > > know it checked.  If it does find something, it pops up a dialog.
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 > > None of this flashing red bubble nonsense.  The whole time you're
 > > blissfully unaware of this going on, which is a big win
 > > memory footprint wise.
 > 
 > That didn't go down well in some places. One of the problems with automatic
 > updates and any network tool that is impolite is when your box does a major
 > update over your GPRS phone at Â3.50 per megabyte, or clogs a customer
 > wireless network when you are in a sales call.

The update frequency can be configured. And as underlined above,
you get prompted 'found updates, do you want to install these now or later?'
when it does find something to do.

		Dave



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