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Is it good practice on server/client systems to automatically install updates?

I'm working on an automated update system for a legacy server/client software package written in Delphi. The way I'm designing it is so the client's (customer's) server machine runs a service which... ...
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Can anyone point me to some examples / reading material that outline updating the dom automatically? [closed]

Basically I would like to know how apps such as hotmail receive emails in realtime, without making periodic checks on the server - I've sent an email to myself from outlook with hotmail open and saw ...
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Auto update for application hosted on multiple servers on cloud

I'm working on an application which will run on multiple Amazon EC2 instances. I wish to incorporate auto update feature for my application. The updater should update all the Ec2 instances. Also, ...
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Is it a bad practice to stop providing support for outdated software if updates are free and easy?

Providing support for outdated software is both unexciting and expensive. If people are still using the version which was sold ten years ago, it means that they will find bugs which do not exist in ...
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How to create a centralized update mechanism for a hosted CMS?

We're a team developing a hosted CMS (something like WordPress.com, but in .NET platform), and we want every site to get updates as we update our software. Our CMS is not multi-tenant, i.e. each site ...
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Why don't software vendors use existing scheduling facilities for automatic upgrades?

It is common for software vendors to offer automatic updates. The research and installation of these updates can be done at application startup through a service or process in the background (which ...
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Software updating solution for both Linux/Windows platform

Are you guys aware of any commercial (non-commercial?) online automatic updater that can be integrated with one's software? After quick research I found zillions of them but for Windows only and again ...