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Google: An evil company.

May 29, 2012 1 comment

Google. Once was a company with good intentions. Now it is everywhere, and it is doing everything to gain more money. It’s selling its users’ information, it forces its users to use his products, it runs and updates its software without showing any information on its users’ pc.

It started as a simple search engine, now it is a data warehouse which knows everything about us. It has so much information about us, that it started to become frightening. From now on, I will not use any Google service, and most of the reasons relate to privacy concerns of its users.

My personal reasons for not using Google products are:

1. Google Chrome: This was a good browser. But starting almosf 1.5  years ago,  it became a malware. Google decided to AUTOMATICALLY INSTALL GOOGLE UPDATE with every Google Chrome browser setup. There is not a simple way to remove the update system, nor disable it (for a regular user). It became a regular bloatware which we swear about regularly.

2. Google Toolbar: It comes bundled with most freeware, making them one of the quality adware. Yes, there is an easy uninstallation method for it (Add/Remove Programs), but most of my customers did not know where it came from, or how it is installed in the first place.

3. Google.com: It keeps asking to set it as default search engine (the blue bar on the top), and there is no way to set it off. People are complaining about it since 1 year, and as alwyas, Google had just ignored them.

4. Google became another Microsoft. Why we were mad at Microsoft? Because it wanted to control everything. It violated user rights in the past. It brought competetion to every field they wanted, and bought the rivals. Now Google is doing the same in every field. Browsers, Social Networking, Cellular Phones, Communication, Data Marketing and much more.

I for one, welcome our new evil overlords.

What’s happening with Google Search?

September 6, 2007 Leave a comment

Recently, the search results of Google started to give crap results. I was searching for info on a Windows API function named ChangeServiceConfig on Google, and even I selected “English only” results, it gave me huge listings at Chinese.

Come on Google, is it really that hard to exclude Chinese language letters from search results?

Categories: Company, Google, Indexing

Google Desktop for Linux!

June 28, 2007 Leave a comment

According to Google Desktop Blog, Google has released its major desktop indexing software for Linux systems. It seems it doesn’t require winelib, as it requires glibc 2.3.2+ and gtk+ 2.2.0+, which are already available on most Gnome installed Linux systems.

Linux is advancing like light, and we owe much to Google for their work.

Thanks and appreciations go to Google for this one. You guys rock. If only Google would release a development IDE for Linux..

Categories: Desktop, GNU/Linux, Google, Indexing