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Go to Bed with Adobe, Wake Up with Growl

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 7/23/10 (2:19pm)

Here's something I didn't know until it was too late: If you've got a Mac and download the trial version of Adobe's Creative Suite 5 (CS5), they install without telling you an application called 'Growl' which then starts displaying pop-up messages on your desktop.

To what purpose you might ask? Why -- in their words -- "to invite users to receive complimentary benefits for registering their product..." Or in plain English, for marketing purposes. Totally scandalous

Institution: