Goodbye Yahoo Messenger...

Today I got notified about an important update. Though it never really explained what had changed other than their terms and conditions but I started the install anyway and over on the right hand side I noticed a non standard button that said 'customise my install' hidden amongst some other crap.

No surprised for guessing what the defaults were

  • Install the F******** yahoo toolbar - yeah like everyone needs another toolbar
  • Make Yahoo my home page - because that's what I meant when I said install an instant messenger app
  • Make Yahoo my default search engine - because I like to pretend its 1998 again. Maybe I should install NetScape 1 as well

So that's it... Yahoo Messenger is on my shit list along with Adobe Acrobat and iTunes/Quicktime...

Published 06 May 2009 08:20 AM by zman
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# Harald said on 06 May, 2009 03:09 PM

Hahaha, what did itunes and quicktime do? :)

# zman said on 07 May, 2009 01:21 AM

The same kind of crap... they 'offer' to default install a bunch of crap that takes over your system. After quicktime all of my browser images gotpicked up by quictime and wouldn't render...

# cgomez said on 05 June, 2009 04:18 PM

Yes, the default install option of shovelware.  No wonder when I sit down at relatives machines I find the google toolbar, aol toolbar, yahoo toolbar and so on.  "Where did all this come from?"

"I dunno, just showed up one day, they say on TV that Windows gets viruses."

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