I'm not entirely sure how to begin this post, but I'm just sitting here kind of wagging my head back and forth in disbelief. I hope this is at least exaggerating.
With everyone blathering on about how wonderful Windows 7 is, Microsoft hasn't changed a bit.
Before I begin, let me just say how wonderfully reassuring it is to be using Linux - an operating system over which nobody but me
has immediate control.
Brian Krebs at The Washington Post wrote an article
on one of the "features" installed with the .NET framework service pack which is pushed to users of Microsoft Windows through the automatic update.
This isn't unusual. Microsoft, as well as Apple and various flavors of Linux, pushes updates, security fixes, enhancements and new features through their update systems almost on a minute-by-minute basis. No biggie.
The problem with this one is, Microsoft, through it's update of the .NET framework, silently, and without any notification or authorization pushes through an update for the Firefox browser (yes... The Firefox browser
) to basically make it as insecure
as Internet Explorer is.
Yeah... Now with this new "feature", Firefox users can be as prone to malicious hackers as users of Internet Explorer! Hoooooray!!!! And to think that anyone would be using Firefox to GET AWAY FROM THE VULNERABILITIES OF USING INTERNET EXPLORER
is just crazy. Flat-out crazy.
Can anyone see any logic in this, at all? Microsoft shouldn't even be pushing stuff like this "behind the scenes" for it's OWN browser, let alone a third-party application which most people install to get away from the crap IE tries to shove down our throats.
Oh, but wait.... IT GETS BETTER!!!!
"I'll just remove it
", you may be thinking.. But you'd be wrong. You'd be wrong because ... yes! Microsoft has made it almost impossible to remove, for the "uninstall" button doesn't work with this completely un-necessary, un-wanted, and incredibly vulnerable add-on! Hooray! Thank you, Microsoft! Without you, I'd be lost in cyberspace for sure... *vomits*
Ah, whatever makes life for the almighty Microsoft easier. Ya know? That's all that really matters, anyway. Don't worry about what your paying customers might think about the rights they might have with their own rightfully-owned hardware and software. Just go ahead and install whatever you want, to where ever you want, using whatever means you want. We don't care...
Oh wait... That's right. I'm using gentoo Linux. Thank heavens I never have to deal with anything even remotely related to issues such as this load of bullcrap. Sure it isn't perfect, by any means, but at least it can't be controlled by a corporation with the likes of Microsoft. Open source FTW.