Being safe on the internet (was Re: Here we go again - ISP DPI, but is it interception?)

Brian Morrison bdm at
Wed Aug 4 11:45:59 BST 2010

On Wed, 4 Aug 2010 08:53:40 +0100
Roland Perry <lists at> wrote:

> In article <20100803185937.00007a49 at>, Brian 
> Morrison <bdm at> writes
> >> This churn of application versions is becoming a serious irritant.
> >
> >Just as well that it only takes a minute or two to update and restart
> >then. I find the MS updates far more annoying
> Firefox is by far the worst, because you can't postpone it.

Really? I find that Firefox will usually download an update in the
background but it does not force you to apply it until you're ready.

> If you
> are on the phone talking to someone, and there's something to be
> looked up - you start Firefox and quite often it will say "hang on
> for a minute or two while I download and install an update".

As I say above, I've never seen it do that, only offer to apply one
already downloaded.

> This is
> the precise reason I now use Chrome for much of my less serious
> browsing!

It's fast, I'll give it that.


Brian Morrison

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