Microsoft

Now this is scary!

Ed Bott: Microsoft to buy Claria?. “The company that Microsoft has pursued is controversial: Claria, an adware marketer formerly called Gator”

Gator, the mother of all horribly intrusive marketing tools. And Microsoft consider to buy it!?

This is hit number one if you do a search for “gator” in Google:
PC Hell: Gator Removal Instructions

Ed Bott deserves to be quoted:
“What is Microsoft thinking? This deal would be a P.R. disaster. The only way it makes sense is if Microsoft buys the company, fires everyone involved with it, has their buildings exorcised, and rewrites every line of code in their product.”

I need my media center! But somwhere I draw the line. Apple, where are you? Where is the Apple Media Center? Crap! It’s not there. Linux and MythTV here I come…