FileOpen are wankers
Just for fun, here’s what happened when I tried to view the DRM-protected PDF mentioned earlier.
So I pop the CD in my handy WinBox, navigate to the PDF file, and it opens Adobe Reader. Unfortunately no PDF appears. Instead I get the following ominous-looking message:
Click the Yes button. It opens IE, not my default browser. After a series of browser redirects that possibly starts at the Adobe site, it eventually settles down.
Umm, exsqueeze me? Baking powder? A sphincter downloads what?
I don’t care if they did manage to somehow get a redirect from Adobe, there’s no way I’m downloading anything from some anonymous IP address and sticking it on my pristine computer. Even IE, bless it’s heart, is warning me not to do it.
So the point here is to ridicule the wankers from the
VileOpen FileOpen corporation, who are apparently the authors of this plugin and the perpetrators of this nonsense. Thanks guys, and may the popups of a thousand different Spyware variants infest your
(It should be pointed out that Sybex do provide an installer for the plugin on the CD.)