"I know there are alternatives to QuickTime for my .mov files, I'll install one of those and blast QT (oh and iTunes now) but that's not the point."
I think this is precisely the point. Download VLC or Media Player Classic and never let QT or iTunes touch your computer again. That will show them..
I don't know if this has been covered already but I can't really find much mention of it, let alone a stink (which there should be), on the internet tubes.
On the windows at home, lets call that hwindows, I do the Quicktime+iTunes because the iPod gets synced there. At work (wwindows) I don't want iTunes to pickup and ask to "sync" my ipod to the blank iTunes at work, I only do Quicktime.
So an update comes rolling in for QT+iTunes and it pops up on both machines. At home yea, go... update... done. At work, thinking maybe it'll only update QT, I say go and POOF, I have iTunes. Ok, maybe I had an old copy of iTunes, registry entries, leftover directory and it got confused somehow. I un-install both and explicitly install the QT only package from the apple.
A couple weeks roll by, same thing. QT+iTunes patch.. on wwindows it patches QT and installed iTunes.
I know there are alternatives to QuickTime for my .mov files, I'll install one of those and blast QT (oh and iTunes now) but that's not the point.
The point is they are forcing a piece of software I explicitly don't want with an update <Molly>WITHOUT GIVING ME THE OPTION TO SAY NO</Molly>. We need to point this out and make a stink because next it might be a test with safari which leads up to a morning when you wake up to OsX. (I know some of you would like that but stick to the point... fooooocus)
This is not cool el-manzana.