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Dell embraces Google

It's a strike against Google rival Microsoft

     
3:20 pm on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dell embraces Google

High Impact Click Here Deal between the search giant and the PC maker gets Google into new territory. It's a strike against Google rival Microsoft.

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Under the deal, millions of Dell PCs will be loaded with the Google toolbar for Web and PC search, along with a co-branded home page, before they're shipped to consumers
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But what if I don't want Google on my machine? ;)

5:45 am on June 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dell also jammed a McAfee trial version on the machine I ordered even though I specified "No Security Subscription". You really can't get past the McAfee spash screen without registering the product and I had to stop all of the McAfee Windows XP processes before I could un-install it. I'm sure a high percentage of typical users would just sign up with McAfee because it's the easiest route. I'm sure Dell gets a cut of the sale.

Anyhow ... who knows. Maybe some at Dell think Google is optional for the user just as some think McAfee is optional when the reality is the user can not get rid of the splash screen without taking the next step toward purchasing the product.

8:49 pm on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I used to be a huge fan of Google, so I hate to say it, but it seems to me that Google is becoming a company that does not look out for it's own customers. All it watches is the bottom line and not the quality of its product and the satisfaction of its customers. I wouldn't be surprised to see it slowly start to degrade over the next few years relative to other companies. Maybe Yahoo will make a comeback?
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