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Submission + - Adobe Download Manager Installing Without Consent

adeelarshad82 writes: Not all is worth cheering about as Adobe turns 20. Researcher Aviv Raff has found a problem in ADM (Adobe Download Manager) and the method through which it is delivered from adobe.com. The net effect of the problem is that a user can be tricked into downloading and installing software using ADM without actual consent. Tonight Adobe acknowledged the report and said they were working on the issue with Raff and NOS Microsystems, the company that wrote ADM.
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Submission + - Carmack Explains DOSBox Usage on Steam (doomworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: With the recent release of Id Software games over Steam, the use DOSBox to run the older titles has stirred up plenty of questions. Over at Doomworld, Andrew "Linguica" Stein went ahead and asked John Carmack exactly why they chose to use DOSBox instead of newer versions of some of the games, specifically the ones running on the original Doom engine. His reply was fairly straightfoward:

It all comes down to resources — re-qualifying a release of anything takes a lot of time, money, and support, while just shipping the exact same executables was fairly straightforward.

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