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05/19/11 16:04:05 (3 years ago)
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  • Ticket #17440, comment 7

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    1 Users of Ubuntu 11.04, just for example, will not get Firefox 4 as part of their Update.  Ubuntu tells them they are running the latest version of that generation of Firefox.  This is going to be a real support problem for system administrators, or web hosting providers, who will constantly be pestered by hundreds of novice users looking for help upgrading their systems -- when, quite possibly, they cannot or should not do it themselves.  
     1Users of Ubuntu 11.04, just for example, will not get Firefox 4 as part of their Update.  Ubuntu tells them they are running the latest version of that generation of Firefox. 
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    3 You are putting the support burden not on the users but on the site administrators.  As a web host provider with fifty clients and hundreds of users, this is going to cause a serious waste of my time.  Please at least give administrators a way to disable this "feature." 
     3I support dozens of users running Windows, and those systems are carefully administered, on stable software -- some by me, some by others. 
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     5For WordPress to step in like a nanny and admonish users there is something wrong with their computer, when I or other administrators are deliberately NOT playing the daily-browser-upgrade treadmill, makes everyone look bad and does NOT solve any problem. 
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     7This "feature" puts a burden not on the users but on the site administrators, who will have to answer hundreds of messages, "What's wrong with your site? What's wrong with my computer? Do I have a virus? I'm scared!" 
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     9Please at least give administrators a way to disable this "feature."