Paul Thurrott tries out Google Pack (beta). It appears after all that several of the apps are quite impolite.
“… though some of the applications are quite good, most of them spew system tray, Quick Launch, and desktop icons all over your system, and silently pad your PC with additional tasks to run at boot-up, slowing the boot process and taking up valuable resources.”
After trying out the pack, Paul sums it up this way:
“…this initial version of Google Pack is an embarrassment to the company. It’s just a mess.”
Too bad. I hope Google doesn’t get discouraged. I’d really like to see an archive/backup service Google style. Please. Pretty please.