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Google Killing the Picasa Brand, Round II.

A few weeks ago I noticed that Google was in the process of slowly killing the Picasa brand. You can still download the program, in fact it is still called Picasa, but Google ads now refer to Google’s Photo Software:

 

I guess I was partly right: Google now advertises Picasa as part of Google Pack.  Although  it’s possible to opt out, users who don’t pay attention end up with a bundle of apps they did not want:  by deafult they get Google Earth, Google Screensaver, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Norton AntiVirus 2005 Special Edition, Adobe Reader 7.  Nice “gift” from the company that wants to do “no evil”.

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