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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RE[4]: Google and Flash Player
by J. M. on Sat 24th Sep 2011 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Google and Flash Player"
J. M.
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Because they were not honest about it and keep saying that they suddenly, out of nowhere, started supporting Flash because it is good for the web and for their customers and that the decision was driven by technical reasons (even though they appeared to be anti-Flash and pro-HTML5 before). They never said they started supporting Flash because they signed a deal with Adobe (and as far as I know, they never said that they signed the deal because Adobe promised to help them promote Chrome, they said they signed it because Flash would improve their products).

Whenever any company makes a press release, an announcement or a statement and explains their motivations for anything (and this includes purely technical discussion), you know it's a lie.

Edited 2011-09-24 16:32 UTC

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