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Programs you can't live WITH

Discussion in 'Software' started by zebulebu, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. zebulebu

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    In homage to the venerable post about programs that you just can't live without - I have decided to create a thread about programs you just can't live WITH.

    Thread rules:

    Rule 1 - Freddy is not allowed to name 'Microsoft' as a program
    Rule 2 - Any program you universally detest can be listed, but must be followed with a brief precis of why it deserves inclusion
    Rule 3 - Freddy is not allowed to name 'Microsoft' as a program

    To kick things off, here are mine:

    Itunes

    Hey crApple - listen up. I don't OWN an IPod. I think ITunes is a piece of crap. I would, however, occasionally like to watch film previews that are only available in QuickTime format. So, as a personal favour to me and the - ooooohh, I don't know, say one billion other PC users in my position, how bout making it easy to download a copy of QuickTime WITHOUT bundling that piece of crud with it?

    RealPlayer (or anything else from Real Networks)

    1 - Install RealPlayer to watch stream from BBC website
    2 - Would you like to register with RealPlayer to receive annoying pop-up adverts in your system tray twenty seven thousand times a day about bands you may like because, ummm, well, everyone else likes them?
    3 - No
    4 - Heyyyy Zeb!!!! Heard the new Britney Spears track????

    AOL

    Just because

    OK, so AOL breaks rule 2. In fact, let me write another rule - lets call it rule 4:

    Rule 4 - Anyone naming 'AOL' doesn't need to put a reason
     
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  2. ffreeloader

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    Let's see. What was the name of that software I just can't live with? Ummm... Well, it was made by Microsoft, I think. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was made by Microsoft. Well, I'm not positive it was made by Microsoft, but I am fairly sure it was made by Micrrosoft anyway.

    Now, what was it? Oh, yeah, Microsoft Windows.... :twisted: :lolbang

    Well, what did ya think would happen if you flung a challenge like that in my face? :D There was no way I could resist it. :twisted:
     
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  3. Theprof

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    C'mon Freddy, Microsoft windows is the best OS in the world:D.

    But anyways back to the topic. I personally dislike Norton Anti-virus with a passion. Aside from that nothing else really.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Holy crap, you listed the three I was going to list when I saw the thread title! :ohmy

    QuickTime can be dealt with by installing QuickTime Alternative.
    RealPlayer can be dealt with by installing RealAlternative.
    AOL can be dealt with by a well-placed earthquake in Dulles, VA. :dry
     
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  5. wizard

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    Any anti-virus product/security product with "Norton" in its name, its like a parasite, it will invade your system, wrapping its horrible little tentacles or what ever parasites have round your system draining the life blood out of it until you've got no choice but to reformat your hard drive and re-install windows.
     
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  6. JonnyMX

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    Nero - beacuse it tries to take over your life.

    ZoneAlarm - gotta love the crazy little thing. 'Your mouse is attempting to communicate with your PC, do you wish to allow?' or 'A document is trying to get to your printer - be careful!'

    And I really hate the little helpers that you can unwittingly install while trying to dowload something legit - like p0rn - yahoo search, google taskbar, thingy search bar, whatever.
     
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  7. Cockles

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    I'm with Johnny there, anything with Nero in the title. It refuses to work the minute it gets a mere sniff of anything remotley like another CD writing package on your system, then when you do finally get it to work, you find out it has a fraction of the features it advertises then you have to fork out green for the rest of what to be honest is a load of old toss anyway. Hey, sounds like an ex girlfriend of mine to be honest.

    Oh, and when it was around, Adobe Pagemaker, complete nonsense made overly complicated with crap results, everytime.
     
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    Spybot S&D - Admittedly I havent tried it lately, but when I first used it, I could use it like adaware, install, run, forget about until next time. Great! Last time I tried it, I have a bugger of a time getting it to install WITHOUT putting its pile of crap background processes onto the machine. It met with an instant dismissal to the recycle bin of my mind.

    AOL - The only good thing about AOL (AIM) was made separate years ago.
     
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    any isps email software that they send you (including but not limited to aol software)
     
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  10. JonnyMX

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    Oh, and I agree with Zeb about iTunes...

    'Automatically manage my media' does NOT mean 'find the hidden subfolders of encrypted pr0n, convert them to quicktime and load them onto the wife's iPod as movie clips'.

    Thank you very much...

    :twisted:
     
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  11. wizard

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    Are you talking from experience? :D
     
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  12. Cockles

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    I suppose technically it is a programme, but I can certainly live without Activisions 'US Most Wanted: Dead Or Alive', quite simply the worst game I have ever seen. In fact, the only game ever that I have brought home, unwrapped, installed, played, uninstalled then thrown in the bin within 25 minutes
     
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  13. Tinus1959

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    I in general would say I could live without al those virusses and worms being spread by some lunatics. Without those we would not need programms like Norton, McAfee or even AVG to slow down your system just because they are scanning.

    Well, it's an utopia.
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    :ohmy Good Lord, man, you're throwing away money! Resell that piece of trash! :ohmy
     
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