Did I mention that Adobe is evil?

From Things To Know about Windows 7 Beta:


If you do any of the following in a standard user account that has Guest Mode turned on, subsequent logins to the account will fail:

  • Change any HomeGroup settings.
  • Use CardSpace to create a personal InfoCard.
  • Install Adobe Flash Player.

My suggested work around? Don’t install anything from Adobe :) Ever!

Adobe, absolute evil

My PC has been running Vista for the last few weeks mostly because it boots like greased lightning. 20 seconds, top, from BIOS to Desktop. Then tonight, it suddenly took over 3 minutes from login to Desktop.

Puzzled, I compared the results from SysinternalsAutoruns between last night and tonight. The difference?


A java update, ooOoo!

Well, now I finally understand why it’s so important that Sun’s Java doesn’t worry about little things like giving you a choice in whether or not they run the Java helper on your system. Obviously all of us use Java all of the time. But, what my computer was missing was, it’s so clear now… Puzzle Pirates.

I don’t know why, but this just pushed a button somewhere. It is time to begin the Annual KFS1’s “Better Then Microsoft” award for companies that manage to out-Microsoft Microsoft at the kind of evil crap we hate MS for. Right now Sun, Adobe and Corel are fore-runners in the category of “Showing Total Lack of Respect for Customers”. EA’s download manager came close to putting them in the running but, while they neglect to give you an install-time option for disabling auto-updates, it wasn’t hard to find it in the app itself.

Any nominations?