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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.

Loren Heiny (1961 - 2010) was a software developer and author of several computer language textbooks. He graduated from Arizona State University in computer science. His first love was robotics.

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  1. Loren,

    I am surprised that you are even asking for the sync feature (archive – Backup Service). Can you trust your private data files to be on Google’s servers? What is the guarantee that Google is not snooping through your personal files to ind out how well they can target ads to you? I am sure if Microsoft had proposed this idea of storing your data then the whole tech community would have screamed and shouted about privacy, then why is Google exempt?

    Personally I dont like Google scanning my email contents and placing targeted ads either (I dont have a gmail account). I am uncomfortable with Google keeping a profile on me based on my email content and search habits. Again if Microsoft had done this, everyone would have objected.

    Its high time the tech community stop being hypocritical.