Microsoft updates 'ClickOnce' - Firefox plug-in for .NET 3.5

Microsoft began pushing update to controversial Firefox plug-in for .NET 3.5; Firefox users are seeing an update for the plug-in in their Automatic Updates for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 RC. Whenever Microsoft automatically installs a service with an Orwellian sounding title, automatically folks become skeptical. In this case, the .NET Framework Assistant is […]

Microsoft began pushing update to controversial Firefox plug-in for .NET 3.5; Firefox users are seeing an update for the plug-in in their Automatic Updates for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 RC. Whenever Microsoft automatically installs a service with an Orwellian sounding title, automatically folks become skeptical. In this case, the .NET Framework Assistant is a device that allows a kind of security pre-authorization feature that Microsoft tried to make prettier with the marketing name ClickOnce -- which works in Internet Explorer -- to extend to Firefox.