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live update

The automatic updating of software via the Internet. First used to keep operating systems, antivirus software and Web browsers more secure, live updating migrated to all types of software. On startup, many applications query the Internet for updates.

Silent or Announced
The update may take place with or without the user's knowledge. The Windows-based subscription to this encyclopedia uses both methods. Whenever a revised program has been deployed on the server, a "silent update" is performed when the user runs the app. The new executable automatically downloads and replaces the older version, which takes just a couple seconds. However, when a data update occurs, the user is given the choice of downloading now or later. The reason is that if there is a bug in the software, every user should be running the repaired application, but if users are in a hurry to look up a term, they may prefer not to wait the 10 to 30 seconds for the data update. See browser updates.
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Only those Windows users with automatic updates turned on
A better course of action is to make an adjustment in the Automatic Update tool that allows your computer to automatically download the update, but gives you control of whether to actually install it.
Automatic Updates will first notify people when IE 7 is ready to install and then show a welcome screen that presents key features and the choices to install, not install or postpone installation.
Administrators can also create a central installation source and install to all networked Macs automatically using OS X Server tools such as Network Install to provide automatic updates as and when required.
Update Policy Manager is being launched as the market prepares for April 12, the date Microsoft has said its Automatic Update service will deliver Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), as much as a 266Mb upgrade, to Windows XP-based PCs.
These products also include automatic updates and a single, user-friendly interface.
Receive automatic updates from the other Plaxo members in their address books, as they move, change jobs, or update other contact information
5, includes the most recent anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and firewall technologies with reliable automatic updates while consuming a low level of computer resources for convenient use.
Customers want the 100 percent coverage, automatic updates and the finding and protection against new threats measured in minutes, not hours.
The expanded portfolio also provides improvements in data protection, a new and unified easy to use interface, automatic updates and 24/7 free access to customer support.
com audience members can now receive automatic updates from their favorite content creators, as well as easily migrate their personal and viral video collections to any device.
Additional components of the FUJI OS designed to maximize performance in a hybrid computing environment include: Expanded "Control Center" features, wireless LAN capacity, automatic updates for security patches, enhanced broadband features, including Windows Media Playback and Flash Player, and development tools such as JAVA and several other state-of-the-art functions for personal and business users.

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