My Computer is not Your Corporate Playground

Dear so-called professional software development companies,angry

Would you please stop shitting all over my computer ?

I don’t want you to assume that I’m running as root. I’m not.

I don’t want you to register unneeded services or processes at startup.

I don’t want to use autoruns and process explorer to disable your products because you didn’t think it was necessary to include an uninstaller.

I don’t want you to spray your DLLs all over my system. Look, you have a nice little folder just for you, use it. Oh and please, *remove* them when you leave my system.

I don’t want to register your product so that you can harvest my email.

I don’t want to run your “quickloader” because apart from slowing everything else, it’s useless.

I don’t want to run your automatic updates service. Why does every single app in the world want to have a separate process in the background for checking updates ?

I don’t want you to store settings and data all over the registry or the Windows folder. What do you think my home folder is for ? Use it to store my *data*, morons.

And finally, I don’t want to launch a root shell just to remove your desktop icon because you didn’t think it was necessary to drop your rights.

Yours faithfully, dan.

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