Before the last word in your post, why did you leave out “Microsoft”? Please list the other software vendors whose programs suffer from this “poor coding”.[/QUOTE]
Back in the days, daptecs EasyCD Creator installed a bad set of aspi drivers which would result in bluescreens when booting, random lockups & blue screens (assuming you made it back into windows) , bad CDR burns, and CD’s not being recognised.
When someone released an installer to replace the aspi layer with a newer version (or was it older version), adaptec set their lawyers onto him.
Not only did they inflict great pain on their customers, they then defended their stance with bulldogs.
- Blindsuite - nuff said.
- Sony - nuff said.
- Sin - The game was not even playable from the CD install, without instantly jumping online and downloading the freaking huge patch - at a time when 56K modems was all the rage.
- Starforce … CD copy protection … urgh.
- Creative … Sound blaster drivers … don’t even go there. They’re released the same hardware, overclocking when fabrication technology progressed so they could shrink it, then claimed it was a new product … for 15 fricking years
- Apple … don’t hold that phone when you’re using it. Have a shiny new case.
- Apple … virus’s? What virus’s? Oh … bugger.
- D-Link (DNS-323) -> Format Drive SDA … OK (Formas Drive SDA, but upon reboot, switches SDB to SDA, and then formats that drive too).
- Belkin. 802.11n access points/routers operate at speeds slower than 802.11G.
- Vodafone. Would you like a scandal with that call?
Enough for you?