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Windows Software - even PAID for stuff gets annoying

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Windows Software - even PAID for stuff gets annoying


    Hi there

    Has anybody else noticed that an increasing number of even legitimate paid for software apps are beginning to incorporate NAG stuff in it more and more.

    I notice sometimes a message appears - asking if one wants to take part in a survey, or what features would you like to see in an upgrade etc - or would you like to upgrade to version xxxx etc - even when the check for updates has been disabled.

    I'm definitely becoming more minded now to use Linux more and more as these hideous practices haven't effected Linux software (at least so far).

    I have no objection to people making money but do it PROPERLY - my computer is essentially for WORK - it's not an "unofficial Shopping Mall".

    The PAID for stuff should be free from these intrusions into a workspace. With Free stuff you can at least expect possibly some intrusion to "pay" for the software - but PAID FOR stuff !!!!!!.

    Anyway rant over - but I do really find it annoying at times. I worry if Subscription services will do this --I'm sure they will be flooding our machines to "Upgrade your Service" or get "New extra features" etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I see that you are mad at the world this morning, didn't eat you Wheaties?

    Agree, software companies are shifting more and more to this type of marketing. If I pay for software, I just want to pay for the software and not the Adverts. Even on install, some add a section do you want to be advised of any promotions, click no and you will get them anyway.
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    I had 3 email scams this morning -- fortunately I notice these sorts of things, then I tripped over the Dog and broke a 25 year old bottle of Rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky -- so not the best day. - The Dog was OK !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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