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comment Are there technical reasons for an immediate update following a fresh download/install?
@gnat A lot of useful programs come on disk... and when you live in a rural area like me and use dialup you are more likely to buy a disk than try to download a windows service pack or even a game if there is the option to get it on disk. People tend to not realize there is a large population of people that still use dialup, or have bandwidth limits. Just because you don't use disks doesn't mean no one else does.
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answered Aggressive Auto-Updating?
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comment Are there technical reasons for an immediate update following a fresh download/install?
@gnat That's not shipping in stable form, that's downloads and has to do with the hassle of updating 20 different mirrors, not the size of the installer, or anything to do with disks or even the cost I mentioned
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comment Are there technical reasons for an immediate update following a fresh download/install?
@gnat Does that mention WHY it ships in stable form? Does it mention anywhere that COST to the developer is a factor? And where does it mention the SIZE of downloaded installers or the HASSLE of rebuilding installers? My answer touches on different aspects of those points... that's like if someone says a bird flies because it has wings and someone else says it flies because it has an instinct to fly and calling those the same points
Jan
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comment Are there technical reasons for an immediate update following a fresh download/install?
@gnat I did not see in any other answer anything about the cost of replacing disks that were already made, or size of original download
Jan
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answered Are there technical reasons for an immediate update following a fresh download/install?