RealPlayer Rant

By Deane Barker on March 6, 2004

Real Obnoxious: Another great rant about how crappy RealPlayer is. I agree with everything here — RealPlayer borders on malware these days.

…playing video streams is only a very small aspect of what Real Player does; Real Player, most prominently, is a small bastard with inferiority complex and delusions of grandeur, not too different from Napoleon. Although Real Player’s task is simple and limited to a certain timeframe, Real Player defaults to running at all times, whether its limited functionality is needed or not, and claims a seat for itself in the throne commonly called the systray.

Here was the last rant. Via BoingBoing.