Friday, March 11, 2011

What's the deal with the updates

Every time I attempt to load anything it has to spend a whole bunch of time doing updates. It is nice that software is so diligent in keeping up to date. I just wish it would find a way to do it without bugging me.

Here's one of the most annoying. I've seen this a few times when loading FireFox:

It is strongly recommended that you apply this update for Firefox as soon as possible.

This has been coming up for a while now I always click next, and am presented with a message:

The license file for this version could not be found. Please visit the Firefox homepage for more information.

Sigh.

This can be fixed, but it is *way* annoying and the fix is not something an ordinary PC user would be comfortable with doing.

The short answer is to reboot and cross your fingers.

There is a very long procedure that is more bothersome than just downloading the whole thing and installing a new copy.

If the tortured procedure above (I am not going to put you through it) does not fix it, the last recourse is to download and re-install a new copy.

The Mozilla team is generally pretty good, but they occasionally crash and burn in a big way. This is one of those times.

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