What Apple can learn from Microsoft about software updates

Ed Bott: Last summer, I looked at Apple’s announced plans for its Safari web browser and wondered out loud, Is Steve Jobs planning a hostile takeover of the Windows desktop? Apple’s decision last week to begin aggressively pushing Safari to any Windows user running iTunes (in other words, anyone with an iPod or an iPhone) […]

Ed Bott: Last summer, I looked at Apple’s announced plans for its Safari web browser and wondered out loud, Is Steve Jobs planning a hostile takeover of the Windows desktop? Apple’s decision last week to begin aggressively pushing Safari to any Windows user running iTunes (in other words, anyone with an iPod or an iPhone) made this part of my earlier post look downright prescient:

Does any Windows user want Safari on their current system? Unlikely. Does Steve Jobs want as many Apple logos as possible on the Windows desktop when it’s running on Apple hardware? Absolutely. Think of it as a hostile takeover of the Windows environment by someone who is an acknowledged master at the art. Just ask the music industry.

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