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Re: [News] Mozilla Firefox Exceeding 200,000,000 Download

Oliver Wong wrote:
> "Jim" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:kLIzg.53566$1g.140@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:

>>> http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/24502
>>> Comment: let's just wait and see how many people simply let
>>> Windows update itself. To make competition 'fair', Internet
>>> Explorer 7 will install itself on all Windows XP machines. We
>>> shall see if OneCare will wipe Opera and Firefox. Ironically,
>>> Windows users need IE in order to get Firefox or Opera installed.

>> What, you mean they can't just tick the box in YaST?
>> Oh, my bad, they don't have YaST.
>> Apt?
>> Nope, not that either.

Up2Date, YUM, Yumex, Pirut, Pup, Synaptic, Smart, Emerge, etc.
The list goes on.

>> Does Windows have anything?

It has Automatic Updates for deploying the WGA virus by stealth.

>> Answers on a postcard, please, to...

> If you're "hardcore", you can telnet directly to http port of
> Mozilla's server and download FF that way.

Or even easier; just keep an "install disc" of all you're usual apps
(including Firefox) on DVD+-RW or external USB HDD etc., and keep it
updated for future deployment.

Mine's connected to the server. All I have to do is mount the share
and install directly from there. For Fedora Core systems, it's even
easier; I run a "YAM" mirror server which pulls sources from various
distros and allows me to point any system connected to my network to
the local YAM server, and use it as either a PXEBoot, OS install
source (mounted ISOs), or standard "YUM" update mirror.

   ( http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/yam/ )

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