THE INTERNET has accepted with some reservation the news that hotel criticism noticeboard TripAdvisor is making itself at home on their Windows desktops.
What's up here is that TripAdvisor is cutting out any installation middlemen and going straight to the desktop. This is good news for TripAdvisor as the firm presumably sees itself fitting in nicely among the other crap that clutters your desktop. People, however, are not always so welcoming.
Yay more bloatware for W10. Installing Windows now means uninstalling Candy Crush, Get Office, Get Skype, other MS junk.. And TripAdvisor!?— James Walker (@jamesofilmiont) January 27, 2016
TripAdvisor said that it has launched the application, although its access is rather forced. It is not quite the Candiru fish, but it may not go down well with everyone.
"The TripAdvisor app for Windows 10 will be available in 47 markets and will be pre-loaded on millions of Windows 10 compatible devices in 2016," boasted the official information.
"The new app features TripAdvisor's comprehensive booking tools, including the TripAdvisor instant booking platform, which allows travellers to easily compare hotel options, check prices and availability and book their accommodation on TripAdvisor. Restaurants and attractions are also featured, many of which are bookable on the site."
Yay more bloatware for W10. Installing Windows now means uninstalling Candy Crush, Get Office, Get Skype, other MS junk.. And TripAdvisor!?— Dagmar woot (@dagmar_woot) January 27, 2016
Pre-loaded doesn't often sit well with people. Remember what happened when Apple gave the gift of U2 to iTunes users? And we have seen many grumblings about a bedsit rating application kicking off a crud avalanche.
We haven't even mentioned that gaming crack pipe Candy Crush will also be a preload. Some people were infuriated and at least one asked whether it would be possible to remove the game, while others suggested that perhaps productivity applications would be the better preloads.
What possible other distractions could be put in Windows 10? A huge rotating circle full of other circles? Kittens playing? Solitaire? We are open to ideas from readers and we may pitch them to Microsoft. µ
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