Very annoyingly, whoever maintains the http://raspberrypi.org/downloads page insists on linking to Softpedia instead of a nice spam free page like this: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/0.6/0.6scep wrote:where did you get it from? (site / link) It shouldn't do this (doesn't do this). One of the good things about win32diskimager is that it is a standalone .exe with no install and no other third party rubbish - I suspect you've clicked on something else by accident.
A lot of people getting introduced to the Pi are going to be coming from Windows. Once they get their Pi fired up they'll be having a crash course in Linux just by the nature of what the Pi is. But until that point do you really expect them to wipe their Windows system and install Linux on it, or configure it for dual boot just to get the SD card burned? That's absurd.Joe Schmoe wrote:All of which makes a good case for encouraging people to do the Pi imaging with 'dd', like normal people do - instead of getting them involved in yet more Windows spamware.
Yeah, yeah, I hear what you're saying. Using 'dd' requires them to learn Linux - and why should they be bothered with a one-off-requirement like that? I mean, it's not like the Pi itself (the overall goal of the exercise) runs Linux itself and like maybe learning Linux might help in that, the overall goal.
Nope. Nothin' like that...
For the love of your users, please do this. Softpedia.com is filled with malicious ads masquerading as "download buttons." It's impossible to know which one is the ad and which one is the legitimate button. If you click the ad, you download an installer that will prompt you to install 5 or 6 different spyware programs, which are different each time the installer runs. PLEASE update your website to point to the legitimate download location for Win32ImageWriter:neilp wrote:Please could someone update the link on the:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Too ... ager.shtml
[which installs junk!]
Which just has a link to the bin file for windows.
I incorrectly followed the first link trusting it to be genuine but it just installed loads of web browser addons that I don't want. I would like others to avoid the same fate.