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2009-03-11 14:17:08.838837+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Argh. QuickTime wants me to install a 64 bit version, but I can't find it for download (and I need to be careful to not install the iTunes crap), and the Java update just hornswoggled me into downloading the Yahoo toolbar.

Why can't all operating systems be as easy to use as Ubuntu?

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-11 15:02:40.422386+00 by: ebradway

Not too sure about that. I've been using Vista on my HP desktop - haven't even opened the cover in 2 years - much less added anything wanky. No real problems from Vista.

I installed Ubuntu a couple days ago. Worked great until I told it to install the nVidia drivers. Now, all I get is GRUB.

My last Java update asked me if I wanted the MSN toolbar! WTF?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-11 16:12:48.260508+00 by: JT

I keep avoiding the msn and google toolbar to the best of my ability. I've already installed and uninstalled the yahoo toolbar once while install ccleaner, however that one uninstalled pretty well.

I just wish there was a program that would check every bit of software on my computer and update it automatically without installing extra stuff (like toolbars) in the process. Although, I couldn't actually bring myself to trust Microsoft with something like that...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-11 17:27:53.669809+00 by: ebradway

I like the Google Toolbar and even Google Desktop Search. But I use Chrome as my browser, so I don't get the Google Toolbar (wtf?)... As I said in another comment, Google already owns my soul - or at least - has indexed it and gets advertising revenue from it...

There are a few attempts at managing Windows updates like Linux. Of course, I use Google Pack for some things. There's also InstallPad, GetIt, and the aptly named win-get...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-11 21:01:19.306447+00 by: JT

Thanks Eric. I've actually installed GetIt and I'm playing with it. It seems pretty nice actually, although it didn't find everything previously installed, it does have quite the nice repository of version info.