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Old 16. Apr 2016, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question quick time question

I keep reading and hearing on radio shows regarding computer use that everyone should delete quick time from Windows. I would like to hear from someone here before i delete anything from windows. thank you in advance.
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Old 17. Apr 2016, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is recommended to uninstall QuickTime for Windows because it is no longer being updated so there will be no more patches to remedy security issues.

QuickTime is not part of Windows. It is installed separately or with other applications. So there is no reason not to uninstall it.

I stopped using it many years ago because of the security issues and the lacklustre quality of Apple's products for Windows.
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Old 17. Apr 2016, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I stopped using it many years ago because of the security issues and the lacklustre quality of Apple's products for Windows.
Same here. Back when I had an iPod touch, I obviously had to install iTunes on my computer... Long story short, I promised myself a million times that I would never install another piece of Apple software on any computer. Ever.
And I've never really missed quicktime at all, I've just never installed it on any computer since something like 2009.
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Old 19. Apr 2016, 12:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thank you for your response, I dont know what it does, I dont use it but its leaving as soon as i sign out, thanks again.
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I absolutely refuse to fix any Windows computer that has Apple software installed.
It puts roots in everywhere and is nigh on impossible to remove cleanly.
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Old 21. Apr 2016, 07:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I absolutely refuse to fix any Windows computer that has Apple software installed.
It puts roots in everywhere and is nigh on impossible to remove cleanly.
Alright, all this talk about Apple software has triggered an angry, possibly slightly off-topic rant here from my side
Honestly, there are several reasons why I severely dislike Apple, and this is one of those reasons. It is a very shady business tactic that is going on, and leads many who don't know much about computers to buy macs for absolutely no good reason. It's no secret that many start using Macs using iPhones as a "gateway drug" - and before it was iPhones, it was iPods. And here's the thing: iPods (bar the touch) were actually not that terrible... except that you had to use iTunes. And that's the huge catch, which many don't realize. I've heard people say that iTunes for OSX isn't great, either, but it still shines in comparison to the Windows variant. In my case, I had more problems on my Windows XP computer with iTunes than all other programs combined. In fact, if I take out a problematic piece of hardware which didn't work too well, it had more problems than all other programs combined multiplied by five. That's not a joke or an exaggeration. I spent countless hours after some ridiculous sync error messed everything up, making every appstore app on my iPod touch crash until I fixed the problem. Now, for me, it was aggravating, but I know my way around the device manager, the registry, Google, and whatever other tools I need to fix the problem. And I knew the problem was squarely with iTunes. However, for someone who is not too tech-savvy, it makes it look like Windows is the problem. So, bolstered by all the "get a Mac" ads that were running back 8-9 years ago which taught them the myth of "Macs are more stable", they end up spending 2-3x the money they should be spending on a computer that fits their needs, and buy a Mac... often even though their previous computer was perfectly fine for their needs, and they get no real advantage out of buying a Mac (with the exception of an iTunes made by a semi-capable programmer). It's one of the shoddiest business tactics I've seen in the tech world - worse than even the spying mess that Microsoft has made Windows 10. /end rant
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Old 22. Apr 2016, 12:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Indeed.
My point about it putting roots in everywhere was being polite. It is like IVY that spreads over everything, often destroying the underlying structure. It changes things it doesn't even need to change to support itself.

Reading today's news, even Steve Wozniak disagrees with some of the company policies.
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