Auto Updater


Auto-Updater Added to Opera Browser

The Opera Web browser has undergone a minor security makeover with one significant improvement — the ability to update itself when patches are released.
The latest browser update will, by default, notify the user about available updates in very much the same way Mozilla Firefox handles automatic patching.  The update also includes several security fixes.  See the Opera changelog [opera.com]

It’s time to revamp the automatic update

The automatic update is one of the more useful tools ever invented by software developers. Click a couple of buttons and you never have to worry about checking for new security updates again–it happens automagically! But it’s also one of the more frustrating and intrusive mechanisms we’ve seen in recent years, thanks to the tendency of vendors to abuse its power and smush in a bunch of extra applications and add-ons that users may have little use or desire for.

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