I like Chrome given the fast rendering but between the above and this obnoxious google updater running automatically in the background and no way to erase the recent sites and bookmark section it has become unacceptable. Google attitude about this since Chrome came leaves a lot to be desired.
|Google knows best|
Without a manual check, Chrome will update itself automatically, Google said. "Google Chrome will automatically checks for updates approximately every five hours. If an update is available, it will be downloaded and applied at the next browser restart," Google said.
Google believes it's best if Chrome applies security updates not only without a description of what's changing, but also without an opportunity for users to decide whether to accept the patch.
"Users do not get a notification when they are updated...When there are security fixes, it's crucial that we update our users as quickly as possible in order to keep them safe. Thus, it's important for us to not require user intervention," the company said in a statement."There are some security fixes that we'll keep quiet because we don't want to disclose security vulnerabilities to attackers."
The automatic update policy applies to security and bug fixes. "For major version updates, when feature changes are involved, we'll explore options for providing users with more details about the changes," Google said.
Microsoft and Mozilla encourage users to download and apply updates automatically to Internet Explorer and Firefox, respectively, but users can chose not to do so.
Cut the crap.