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Thursday, September 8, 2005

Updating vs. Installing

Okay, Apple, you can do a helluva lot better than that.

I downloaded the installer to update to iTunes 5. I had it on good authority that upgrading wouldn’t require a reboot. But the installer informed me that a reboot would be required, and I backed out of the installation.

So then I manually kicked in the Software Update utility and saw the iTunes 5 update which is not requiring a reboot.

What’s wrong with this picture?

» Posted by ALBj at 12:57 AM (ET)
Category: Mac, Rant


Yup something is amiss — it doesn’t take a reboot to kextload the itunes phone driver. I was also dismayed that you couldn’t uncheck the itunes phone driver during the install. I prefer NOT to pollute my kernel with random non-functional kernel extensions.
I suppose the installer feels on par with the suckage of the interface.

» Posted by Mark Grimes
September 8, 2005 02:17 PM

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