Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Jul 10, 2008.
Always a good idea to remove older versions and then install, technically the installer should be doing that but as seen, its not so.
And technically the updater should also pull the latest version but that too isn't happening
Sun Microsystems follow the mantra - Here is the software, you agree to the terms and conditions and install it, whatever existed before the install is your personal business and problem. Some other software firms do actually replace the new version and remove the previous one. But they don't have any obligation to do so. You wonder what all of the these MS patches are actually doing to your OS program.
What every software product should do is to reside in one place on your file system and then you wipe out that one location. Unfortunately, it can't be that simple because many programs have to be embedded into the OS setting information. Sun Microsystems must write code that allows several program versions to coexist at the same time. I wonder why AV and firewall writers can't do the same?