Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
SU does it by pushing it. Right now, the App Store is pretty static. You have to go there and then elect to dl something or not. Maybe we'll see them merge in future OS releases, though. If I'm not mistaken, you can have SU do updates completely in the background, right?
The reason the updates are available in the Software Update is because Lion is also sold on a USB stick from Apple, so there won't be a download record of having it in the App Store app on everyone's drive. I suspect that will change very soon though.
The update is now available on the store as well, and it is a full install update, not the much smaller incremental update available in Software Update (another reason it exists).
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I think Zwei is right on here. The Delta update that comes from Software Update is small.There's no need to download the whole thing again.
Also, Apple has included functionality in new Airport Extremes to download software updates even when the computer/iPad/iPhone aren't connected to the network, so that when you connect to the network, the update is already there. That wouldn't work with the store. Plus, it's a more direct way to get security updates, etc. So I'm more than happy to do it with Software update.
By the way, I like doing software update from Terminal:
sudo softwareupdate -i -a
That will download and install all current updates for the computer.
(In case you didn't figure out who I am, it's yer buddy from sunny Southern California.)
Edited by leicaman (08/26/1103:47 PM)
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