I spotted on Nevill Hobson’s blog that Microsoft have released a new version of Windows Live Writer – Beta 3.
I decided to download it to try it out – the previous versions of Live Writer are quite good so I was curious to see what improvements have been made.
This is outrageous behaviour on Microsoft’s part. If the default was that Live Search was de-selected and you had the option to select it wouldn’t be too bad but tricking people into using Live Search is one sure way to piss people off and further sully your already less than shiny image.
Furthermore, the installer then defaults to installing more Windows Live applications (Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live OneCare).
If the extremely poor quality of Windows Live OneCare is anything to go by, then avoid installing any of these applications.