Google Pack Packs On The Applications - InformationWeek
Software // Information Management
12:47 PM
Connect Directly

Google Pack Packs On The Applications

Google continues to bundle free software with partners to confound its rival Microsoft.

Google's free software bundle and thorn in Microsoft's side, Google Pack, is packing three new applications: Symantec Norton Security Scan, PC Tools Spyware Doctor Starter Edition, and Google Photos Screensaver.

Symantec Norton Security Scan offers basic virus protection, automatic updates, and scheduled scanning without a subscription fee. (Symantec has not been on the best terms with Microsoft since Microsoft began broadening its security product line. Google's newfound friendship is telling.)

PC Tools Spyware Doctor Starter Edition, as its name suggests, is a spyware security tool. Evidently, PCs have occasional problems with security.

Google Photos Screensaver turns your PC screen into a digital picture display frame for Google's Picasa Web Albums or feeds from other photo-sharing sites.

Google Pack comes with the Google Updater, to save users the trouble of keeping their software current. Other Google Pack applications include Mozilla Firefox, Google Earth, Picasa, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, and Adobe Reader.

Users also have the option to add Google Talk, RealPlayer, Skype, Google Video Player, and GalleryPlayer HD Images when downloading Google Pack.

Google Pack Beta comes in 12 languages. It runs on Window XP and Vista, and supports Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 1.0 and above.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
AI as a Human Right
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  3/8/2019
How to Become a Master Scrum Master
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/28/2019
TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/15/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Security and Privacy vs. Innovation: The Great Balancing Act
This InformationWeek IT Trend Report will help you better understand and address the growing challenge of balancing the need for innovation with the real-world threats and regulations.
Flash Poll