Wow, what an unbelievably bitchy article
I love it. More of this sort of thing, please.
13 posts • joined 5 Mar 2010
I love swearing as much as the next person (or more, in all probability) but advertising or marketing that relies on it for humour or effect is weak and lazy beyond belief.
It reminds me of a sweary advert for Richer Sounds which used to appear in Viz many years ago: they got the tone just wrong, and it seemed crashingly out of place even in the filth-laden pages of that venerable organ.
I print out a lot of PDF sheet music (much of it from CPDL), and only Adobe consistently renders it well (I've just tested Foxit, CoolPDF and Sumatra on a motet by Victoria and they were all pretty unreadable).
Furthermore, the latest version of Foxit tries to install a pointless browser toolbar, and by default:
- Sets your default search engine to Ask
- Sets your home page to Ask
- Installs ebay icons on your desktop and in your start menu and quick launch toolbar
That is absolutely unaccetable behaviour from any app, let alone one that sells itself as the low-bloat alternative to a common tool.
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