Originally posted by Nathalie
The offers during installation provide the main source for the limited revenue that continues to support and maintain the Messenger Plus! software, and keep it free for the users.
In a way understandable, however I would rather pay for a software knowing and trusting it to be adware free after installing, than having a freeware with mandatory adware.
I regulary install new (small) software, but whenever I come across installers like that with mandatory adware (and no way to have an adware-free alternative like a payed version), I always quit it immediatly, remove the installer from my disk and go searching for alternatives, if any, and never think about it again.
You know, one of the main reasons I ever installed Plus! back in the day was exactly because it did not had any mandatory adware; you could opt out. If it would had the exact same installer it has now I would never have continued to install it in the first place and it would never have been a big part of my life for a decade, I would never have known the many people around the world (of which some have become very very close friends) and would never have done all the things I have done related to it, etc.
So, thank you Plus!, but, no thank you Plus!.... it ends here.
But that's maybe just me....