Posts Tagged ‘wrapper’

Software Annoyances that Need to Go Away

Friday, March 11th, 2016

I think the author of this article would probably find that a majority of users would agree with him, but since most of the annoyances listed are used by software companies as a means to generate additional income, I don’t think many of these annoyances will be going away in the near future.

I install hundreds of programs each year and while most of those installations work just fine and without issues, some come with annoyances that most users would probably like to live without. While many of the following annoyances are found in installers, some of them are experienced while the program is running, upgraded or removed from the operating system. The majority of annoyances perform operations without giving the user a choice in the matter, or hide the choice so that most users won’t prevent its execution.


Popular Software Projects Leave Sourceforge

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Granted, all commercial websites need some means of generating income … but it’s also good to keep in mind that one can push a monetization strategy a bit too far.

The software project hosting website Sourceforge started to offer a new monetization option to projects hosted on the site in mid-2013 when it introduced install-wrappers which enabled projects to add third-party offers to installers on Windows to earn revenue from software installations. The move back then was controversial but opt-in which meant that only select downloads on the site were wrapped in the installer.