November 13th, 2006

coyote Phil

Software bloat has no end

I installed a little utility from Samsung to let me rotate my monitor by 90 degrees. After I installed it, the screen scrolled about as fast as an Apple ][ displaying text in hi-res graphics. So I went to uninstall it. How much disk space do you think this little utility took? 100K? 200K? 1M?

58.2 Megabytes. That's more disk space than it takes to install Windows 95.