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Author Topic: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)  (Read 4902 times)

wreckedcarzz

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The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« on: January 21, 2009, 07:18:03 PM »
Download.com comes up with some very... whats the word... bizarrely interesting (that seems to fit) software from '08. Check it out here.

Summary:

  • SKAT - Rat card playing game
  • MB Free Psychic Color Test
  • Alien Communicator
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis Suite
  • Automatic Print Email

In the little snippet about "Automatic Print Email", GreenPrint is mentioned - I use this program on ALL my computers, and absolutely love it (I'm not related to GreenPrint in any way other than an end user).

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 04:53:51 AM »
Hopefully: nothing from DC is mentioned :)

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 05:17:34 AM »
Cheers for the greenprint link, checking it out

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 03:02:26 PM »
Nice find, and an interesting list of infamy.

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 04:27:42 PM »
Wouldn't the worst downloads automatically be anything that came with viruses or other malware, or that file you torrented which ended up with an unknown password on it or was a completely different thing than the download description said?


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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 04:37:21 PM »
I love this Greenprint!  Thank you, it's very useful. :Thmbsup:
My Web Site:  http://www.y0himba.net

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 05:37:32 PM »
Wouldn't the worst downloads automatically be anything that came with viruses or other malware, or that file you torrented which ended up with an unknown password on it or was a completely different thing than the download description said?

Shush! It's CNET.  :mad: (sarcasm)

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 07:40:26 PM »
ahhh well to make the list you had to, to quote from the cnet article
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To qualify, these downloads have to meet the minimum requirements specified by Download.com in our software policies. That excludes all spyware, adware, and rogue software--which disqualifies public enemy No. 1, the notoriously annoying Antivirus XP 2008 and its many variants, which continue to plague Google ads.

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Re: The Worst Downloads of 2008 (CNET)
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 08:36:30 PM »
Grorgy, nice find. I didn't quite spot it.

CNET doesn't exclude buggy software though and from what I understood about the applications, it was more like silliest downloads or worst interfaces rather than a list of bad downloads.