Study: Safari, Opera Users Slow to Patch

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majorsuave

Well, of Course Safari and Opera users upgrade less often, their browser are not looking for updates as consistently as IE of FF.

 

Actually, I like the Secunia security app. However, I would like this app to steamline the product and apply patches without the need for human intervention. 

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Sokkratez

As the previous commenter said, Opera is pretty niche to power users, so most probably upgrade themselves. But a lot probably don't because Opera hasn't had an auto update feature for a while. It's been added in 10, though, so this study's findings won't be the case for much longer.

 

I'm more surprised about Safari. They try to get you to install that thing at every turn if you have a piece of Apple software installed. Maybe people just don't USE it once they install it, and that's why. It did get pushed to a whole bunch of people who didn't want it via an iTunes update not too long ago. 

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winmaster

While many users may not realize the importance of updating their software, Opera users tend to be geeky and do these things on a regular basis. I think an auto-update feature would be nice, but its not something I feel is absolutely necessary. I am running the latest version of Opera. 

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I Jedi

"I think an auto-update feature would be nice, but its not something I
feel is absolutely necessary. I am running the latest version of Opera."

 Well, that came out to me as a pretty interesting comment to make. How could not having an auto-update feature be at all NOT handy, if not a security risk? A lot... and I mean a lot.. of people out there are really, really ignorant about the risk they face on the Internet everyday. Hell, because of Apple's ads, what people say, etc, I'm 100% sure that there are people who are not computer smart, who think their cute little Mac laptop is completely safe from hackers, viruses, and the likes...

 Back to the point at hand, though.. An auto-update feature is an essential.. a must have because people are not aware of the dangers that may be exploited in having out-of-date software. That's why new software versions are made to introduce new componets and securiy fixes. Period.

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winmaster

I'm not saying it wouldn't be nice, but is it really that hard to manually download an update. If someone isn't smart enough to handle that, then they should be using IE anyway because IE is for people who can't handle a real web browser.  

 

I'm still using the latest version of Opera. 

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nekollx

all Hail gogglehalf the time you dont even know "hey we just updated our selves for you. No need to thank us. Heck you didn't even need to reboot us We're good, just go along like your were, we got you covered."

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