Can Google Avoid the RealPlayer Phenomenon?

Products,Search by on February 17, 2007 at 9:46 pm

I don’t know what it is with media players, but they are all scummy (yes, even Apple’s Quicktime). They are all locked in mortal combat with each other trying to win the battle of the default settings. After an itunes upgrade, shortcuts litter the desktop, new programs are running in the background and Quicktime has been set as the default program for all media files.

I was surprised when I installed Picasa to find this options menu (yes, these are the defaults).


The new default setting battle is over the search box. Google’s not at Real’s level yet, but I definitely didn’t feel great about those checked boxes.


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