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May 26th, 2007 at 12:57 pm Print This Post Print This Post

Dell and Google pull Bad Deal

Dell is packaging software (arguably spyware) that forces users to go through Google for search especially for typos, with all above-the-fold results being ads.  This software is separate from the Google Toolbar and more difficult to get rid of.  Based solely on the post about this over at OpenDNS, I’m not very happy with this Dell/Google packaging deal.  It appears to go well beyond reasonable packaging of software with a computer.  This is the first I’ve heard of it, and I’m hoping I never get to see it in action.