Google Earth…sneaking in Chrome

So I saw a new version of Google Earth was released when I went to Google maps tonight to find a restaurant and when I went to download it a Google Updater program started and began downloading Chrome and Google Earth. I never was prompted whether I wanted Chrome or not it just seemed to inject itself in there and there was no way to cancel Chrome without cancelling the Google Earth download. To a novice, it might appear that Chrome was a pre-requisite for Google Earth. Sly move Google but you didn’t fool me.

Thanks Google, now, if I ever hear somebody complain about Microsoft’s perceived “dirty tricks” I have some ammunition against the darling of the open source community.

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