Originally posted by Kurt Weber
Just because it should be done doesn't mean it's not your fault if you choose to do it.
It's an update you're free to install or not as you wish. And you're forgetting that just because something is illegal doesn't necessarily mean that it should be.
And I suppose it should be perfectly legal for MS to SQUASH their competition.
Your logic is flawed, if people don't update their OS (mainly Windows), their OS would be litered with bugs that evil people can exploit to harm someone's computer. Therefore they have to update if they want to keep the Malicious people at bay. No one would be at fault if MS didn't practice illegal business practices. MS gets a pat on the wrist only because they are a big part of the economic backbone of the US. If they weren't, the government would've shut them down.
No, it's not edward's fault if he downloaded an update that could change his hardware around. Why? Because he wouldn't know. MS wouldn't just state to the world which update contains what. They just explain what it fixes, not comes with it (example: a TCPA software could be bundled with an update, but we will never know about it). If they did, a lot of people would not download that update, and that is not what MS wants. So yes, it is MS' fault that something like this may
It's so easy to point the finger at the user who upgrades his OS to fixes bugs. You can just simply state, "it's his fault for downloading the said update." But then you are just acting on the defense of MS (do you love Bill Gates that much?). Lets say that Edward downloaded a patch, he thinks it's just like another patch. He reboots to complete the installation. Plays around in Windows for a couple of hours before going into Linux. When he does, he finds out that his NIC is no longer working. He reboots into Windows, works there. He's angry, he blames MS, and rightfully so. Because if Edward had known that the upgrade would change his NIC around, he wouldn't have downloaded the upgrade.
I update my Windows, but I do not know what those upgrades contain because MS doesn't state what they contain. So how am I going to avoid downloading the bad upgrades if I do not know what upgrades are bad?