Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:25 UTC
Google "During its first-ever appearance at the CES, Internet search giant Google unveiled two initiatives, both of which are aimed, in part, to counter Microsoft, the company it considers a primary competitor. The first is called the Google Video Store: users of this service will be able to buy and rent a wide range of video content online, including prime-time and classic TV shows from CBS, NBA games from this season and the past, Sony BMG music videos, and news and historical content from ITN. The second initiative, and the focus of this review, is Google Pack. Google describes Google Pack as a free collection of safe, useful software from Google and other companies that improves the user experience online and on the desktop."
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RE: criticism is good but.
by Termal on Mon 9th Jan 2006 21:38 UTC in reply to "criticism is good but."
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This is how every antivir(ad/spyware) software works. This is how windows works - install, and lots and lots of updates with several reboots.

Few pieces of software are as awful as Norton in this regard. Some require one reboot, maybe, but three? And this is how Google describes the pack:

Google Pack also takes the hassle out of downloading, installing, and updating software. You can download and install the entire Google Pack in just a few clicks.

I would expect that everything shipped should be at least up to date as of this month...obviously definitions need updating, but there shouldn't be any component upgrades requiring reboots in the debut of the pack.

I'm surprised at how harsh he was on Ad-aware though. It seems a decent inclusion to me, but I don't care to have any antispyware running resident anyway. I'm also actually surprised he likes the Zone Alarm suite.

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