A few months ago, Apple innocently or surreptitiously, depending on which side of the Apple versus Microsoft argument you are on, added an “update” option for its Safari Web browser. For many of us, present company sometimes included, seeing an “Ok” or “Install” button evokes a mouse-click stimulus/response reaction. Luckily, I noticed the word Safari, which prompted a closer look. I didn’t recall having Safari installed on my system, so I unchecked the Safari option and simply installed the iTunes update.
Well, as it turns out, the Safari “update” was actually a new installation, begging the question: “When is an update not really an update?” It appears that many other people were caught unaware, resulting in a fresh installation of Safari, whether they actually wanted it or not. And so a furor began.
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