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A subtle fix for hard-to-diagnose installer hangs
Authored by: name99 on Jul 26, '05 06:26:41PM

Canon are notorious for shipping really crummy software on MacOS X. Look at their scanners --- they come with a background app whose job is to sit listening over USB for when the user presses buttons on the scannner. This sounds like a fine thing to do, but their app is so poorly written it sucks up about 10% of CPU doing this one stupid task.
Another example is their windows centric viewpoint that thinks its just fine to write their crap at the root of the file system rather than figuring out the appropriate place under MacOS X to write it.

Damn, I wish Apple would provide some sort of "validated as not written by morons" program for MacOS X so that when I bought a printer or a scanner or suchlike I had some guarantee that it not only (barely) worked on the day I bought it, but that it was written well enough that it would play well with the rest of MacOS X, not gratuitously waste disk, RAM and CPU, and had a fair chance of surviving an OS upgrade still working.



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