Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 15:45 UTC
Internet & Networking It might be common, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to wail against it - especially since I was not familiar with this particular case. As it turns out, several of Adobe products' download pages have opt-out checkboxes to also install Google Chrome. This was spyware-like behaviour when Apple did it with Safari and the iPhone Configuration Utility, and it is still spyware-like behaviour when Adobe and Google do it with Chrome.
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Comment by Alex Hitech
by Alex Hitech on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 16:04 UTC
Alex Hitech
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Well, that just means the users should learn to read carefully and to understand what they're doing. In fact, it's good and beneficial for the users who are finally forced to read and to take responsibility for their choices. In particular, I don't see anything bad in bundling, at least while there exists an option to deselect the unwanted software.

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