Sun patchvertising OpenOffice with Java update

Sun patchvertising OpenOffice with Java update

Summary: Just call it patch-vertising.Spotted over at Vladville, Sun is advertising OpenOffice in pop-up alerts for Java security patches.

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Sun patchvertising OpenOfficeJust call it patch-vertising.

Spotted over at Vladville, Sun is advertising OpenOffice in pop-up alerts for Java security patches.

Clicking on the pop-up brings up a dialog box with a "More information" link to the free, open-source productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Office.

While there's nothing wrong with using every opportunity to promote a piece of software, Sun has to be careful that end users will see "get OpenOffice FREE!" text and simply ignore the update, thinking it's an advertisement.

Topics: Collaboration, Open Source, Oracle, Software

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  • Sun should just change the text to much more relevant info . <NT>

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    Intellihence
  • Also stop bugging me to install Google toolbar!

    Stop trying to trick me into installing extra software. And stop loading my machine up with runtime services that launch at startup.
    otaddy
    • In agreement

      Well said otaddy! Patchvertising should be banned! Along with the same argument as Google Toolbar I don't appreciate any software that bundles other software that I don't want. Hear that Yahoo "Tool"bar?
      Mulgar