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First, Azureus (now Vuze?) - Update box popped up. There was an unusual number of windows to the updating message. That should have set off a red flag.

But I clicked through and let it update without really reading what it was telling me (I'm tired, I just want it to download. And I want to get back to KH.)

But when I restarted, lo and behold, my preferences had been cleared and the torrents I was downloading was gone. Not the actual data itself, but the fact that I had been downloading them. So I had to go and find them again - thankfully, there wasn't a large number.

And then, I find out Vuze installed a toolbar in Firefox. I don't recall accepting this. :P I HATE when software installs other software without my consent. (I might have given it, but I really don't recall that during the installation process.)

Uninstalling it, here's my letter to them as to why I uninstalled:

No, I don't want your crap. I'm going to assume I missed a checkbox to skip installing this crapware, but what was Azureus has just lost so many goodwill points.

All I want is Azureus to work as the awesome BitTorrent client that it is, and NOT as my media center, nor as a media finding tool.

Oh, and resetting my preferences and forgetting what I was previously downloading before I "upgraded"? Yeah, that's one of the primary reasons why I'm really irritated right now.

I'm sure no one will read this. Oh well. Venting will help me get this off my chest....



Next was ING Direct. I'm sure someone messed up somewhere, and it's not really intentional, but for some odd reason, sending electronic checks to people lost the ability to select people from our online address books. So I'll have to enter in my landlord's account and routing numbers manually. :\ Not ideal, and kinda negates the whole point of having the address book in the first place. Feh. ING Direct's Facebook Page has a post from me about it. I'm also going to send a message to their customer support to see if I missed an option. Well, once I try it on Firefox to see if maybe Safari is messed up somewhere... :\

Fail fail fail fail fail. Urgh.

[edit] Ah hah. It's a nonintutive menu with suggestions that show up once you start typing. I didn't see it because I saw the "To:" field and was like, "ah fuck" and went to go copy and paste in my landlord's email address. And that didn't trigger their dropdown (because it can't search my email, oddly enough. FAIL).

Crisis partially solved, but I'm questioning the wisdom of the new design. :\ I left further suggestions on the facebook page. Not really expecting them to care. Oh well.

Date: 2009-08-29 04:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pne
My Azureus updating experience was also annoying, but less annoying than yours, fortunately.

My first red flag was the fact that after downloading the new version, the "install now?" window looked distinctly un-Azureus-y and, presumably, Vuze-y.

After restarting, the thing looked like Vuze. Yech. It'd kept looking like Azureus through a bunch of upgrades so far (from before Vuze even existed).

Fortunately, Wikipedia told me how to change back to the Azureus UI, so they apparently just changed the default, not removed the option.

And it kept right on seeding the torrents that were seeding before. (I didn't have any currently downloading, so I can't tell whether it would have lost those.) I haven't noticed any other preferenced getting lost except for the UI.

I did see, when upgrading, it promising that I was "just one click away!", but there was a little checkbox hidden in the bottom left saying something like "Customise installation", so I checked that. And a couple of screens later, it suggested it add the "Vuze toolbar" (or the like). So I unchecked that. (You may have left that checked, or just gone with the one-click install, which presumably also defaults to installing the toolbar.)

All I want is Azureus to work as the awesome BitTorrent client that it is, and NOT as my media center, nor as a media finding tool.

Agreed.

Date: 2009-08-29 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] porsupah.livejournal.com
Egh. Yes, they went through a few weeks of really pushing Vuze, ignoring the usual preference not to be bothered by such. =:P I just kept clicking the ignore button, as I'd heard how bloated Vuze was (not like Azureus was exactly lightweight to begin with =:), and it does seem to've finally given up - haven't seen any such notifications in several weeks.

Is/was it fully FOSS? Wonder if there's a branch now, completely independent of the company..

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