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Offline redrumloa

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Amazon(warning!) movie download service vs. Apple's
« on: September 09, 2006, 06:49:02 PM »
CNET Alpha Blog: absolutely do not try Amazon Unbox


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Merritt writes, "So, in summary, to be allowed the privilege of purchasing a video that I can't burn to DVD and can't watch on my iPod, I have to allow a program to hijack my start-up and force me to login to uninstall it? No way. Sorry, Amazon. I love a lot of what you do, but I will absolutely not recommend this service."


I'd wait until Tuesday when Apple is expected to launch their new movie download service, and new widescreen Video iPods.
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline motorollin

Re: Amazon(warning!) movie download service vs. Apple's
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 07:47:28 PM »
I found this part quite worrying:

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... ADVWindowsClientService.exe is connecting to the Net without your knowledge, even when uninstalling

Hmmmm, maybe Brian Valentine is teaching Amazon the Microsoft way :roll:

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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

Offline c64_d0c

Re: Amazon(warning!) movie download service vs. Apple's
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 07:57:43 PM »
LONG LIVE P2P AND OTHER PIRATES! :-)
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Offline adolescent

Re: Amazon(warning!) movie download service vs. Apple's
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006, 08:00:59 PM »
And iTunes doesn't connect to the internet "without your knowledge", run at startup, etc.?  Sounds like the author is a bit Apple biased.  

The fact that he couldn't stop/disable a service tells me he's not much of a Windows user at all.  
Time to move on.  Bye Amiga.org.  :(
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: Amazon(warning!) movie download service vs. Apple's
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006, 08:34:16 PM »
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adolescent wrote:
The fact that he couldn't stop/disable a service tells me he's not much of a Windows user at all.  


To me, the fact that he uses MSCONFIG to do this work rather than as a reference, then actually do the work (properly) himself tells me this story.  MSCONFIG does not display all of the potential hiding places -- ActiveX cache is one of them, the Shell registry is another, and so on.

Windows Defender or a combination of tools from SysInternals are much better suited for this kind of work.