Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bullshit Install Programs

Does this piss you off?   It does me.  What I'm referring to is the "small installer file" that will install the app I want but also Ghu knows what else in the process.  This is obviously an attempt to curb unrecorded access and distribution of downloaded software.  In other words, they don't want you to download a program and keep a copy of the downloaded install exe for sharing with your friends or to reinstall later if subsequent automatic upgrades make the app less appealing.

This is also terribly inconvenient for people in internet-challenged areas like mine, where downloads are slow and bandwidth restricted by lousy ISPs.

It's control; It's access to your computer and your data... and it's pissing me off.

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