Bug Vanquisher

24 January 2009

Java Loves You

Filed under: Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 4:35 PM

People don’t like to read. If you can’t think of anything to say, maybe you should just shut up. This whole damn dialog could read

Java Loves You—Please Wait

No, I don’t think so. And People agree. Why hog my computer with “Java Quick Start” by the way? I never complained to anyone that applet start-up time was slow. Why run yet another program to optimize (questionable!) 1% of the cases? As if reader_sl.exe wasn’t enough! (You won’t find any useful information for this program on Google.)

And I had almost forgotten that the rant wasn’t over yet. Java web start is yet another such program (javaws.exe) which keeps running on and on. And jusched.exe which checks for updates when we are perfectly capable of manually invoking the program ourselves.

As a side note, install Gmail Voice and Video chat to include two more such monstrosities in the mix, GoogleUpdate.exe and GoogleTalkPlugin.exe.

[Placeholder for Windows Live praise.]

When the platform is moving towards minimizing startup costs, cutting back on services, making more and more of them to start as late as possible or never if not needed, crappy companies move to feast in the open land.

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