Saturday, August 15, 2009

And the Crap Award for Windows Software Goes to…

Focusing exclusively on consumer-oriented products, not enterprise/business products...

Most Over-Bloated Software Product

Winner: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Runner-Up: Apple iTunes

Runner-Up: Apple QuickTime Player

Most Over-Priced Software Product

Winner: Adobe PhotoShop

Runner-Up: Autodesk AutoCAD

Runner-Up: Adobe Dreamweaver

Most Needlessly Abandoned Technology

Winner: Microsoft Windows Mobile

Runner-Up: Apple AppleTV

Runner-Up: Microsoft Windows Movie Maker (now “Live Movie Maker”)

Most Badly-Aimed Software Strategy

Winner: Google Orkut

Runner-Up: Autodesk Actrix

Runner-Up: Opera (web browser)

Worst Named Software Product

Winner: Almost Every FOSS App for Linux

Runner-Up: Almost Every FOSS App for Linux

Runner-Up: Almost Every FOSS App for Linux

Ugliest/Clunkiest Piece of Shit Software Product

Winner: Apple iTunes

Runner-Up: Apple iTunes

Runner-Up: Apple iTunes

Note: Choices were based solely on anecdotal experience. These are my personal picks. There was no scientific methodology involved.

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