在 Slashdot 看到的消息：Microsoft In Talks To Buy Claria，原報導在 Microsoft said to be mulling purchase of Claria。而 Claria 這家公司最有名的產品：Gator。
果然 comment 噓聲不斷：
I thought that said CHINA! (Score:5, Funny)
…and I got really scared there for a second. ;)
It could, of course, be a good thing, if they can buy the company, and use their software for something other than spyware and popups!
I thought the exact same thing, but I didn’t even get scared. The only reason I took the time to click on the comment link without even reading the blurb, much less TFA, was because I realized I read it wrong. Had it actually said “China,” I would have just passed it off and gone on with my day. And that is scary.
Or they might embed spyware that’s even more impossible to remove from your computer. You thought gator was hard to remove? Wait until he’s coded into the kernel