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10.4: Prevent 10.4.7 from checking for Widget updates
Authored by: zeusr on Jul 07, '06 03:17:28PM

I get the feeling you either didn't read or didn't understand the second paragraph of the hint: "Quite handy you might think, but on large networks, you probably would like to prevent this."

If you worked on a network with hundreds or thousands of machines that all decide to send previously-unknown timed network traffic, you might have to take all those machines completely offline to find the offending program (possibly malicious code), then possibly disable the program on each computer, block the IP port for the network, or remove the program from the computer completely, based on company policy.

Or even think of the person on dial up that suddenly has their computer trying to connect to the internet. Not something people on broadband think of these days, but grandma and grandpa who just bought an 'easy to use' Mac with cheap dial-up may find important...

Overall, adding this in without notification or an easy way to turn it off (or, even better, default to OFF and let the user turn it on IF WANTED), is a VERY BAD IDEA if Apple want to be liked by the corporate or education markets, people still on on-demand connections, or people that just don't like changes that aren't obvious to find or change...

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