Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Do no evil. Unless its really profitable.

OEM's have long been known to install craplets that frustrate and annoy end users in order to beef up their razor thin hardware margins. These craplets are difficult to remove and generally not well tested or certified by (insert OS developer here), which leads to the potential for them to introduce security vulnerabilities. But now Google has teamed up with Dell to create Yet Another Miserable User Experience.

GOOG - for shame. You have forsaken users for your own avarice.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's innovator is today's unapologetic capitalist.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of many symptoms of the split between OEMs and OS vendors.

In the wonderful world I live in, my OS vendor is my OEM. Thus, in addition to "certifying" the software that ends up loaded onto the box, they're the ones *doing* the installs. So, if it comes with spyware, I send the whole damn thing back -- computer, OS, and crappy add-on. Hasn't happened yet, oddly enough...

P.S. - Any capitalistic business entity with a premise of "do no evil" is selling something. Probably its CEO's soul.

9:55 PM  

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