Joost … deleted instantly here

I was one of the seemingly lucky ones who got a beta invite to Joost, the hyped up media distribution network from the folks who created Skype. I got my invite by begging on Twitter.

I installed it. It took over my entire screen. I couldn’t figure out how to get out. Or get back to Google Reader and Outlook and my other apps.

Well, I’m lying. I know how to get back to other apps. Alt-Tab.

Or Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which pulls up task manager and I can kill that process.

I did that and promptly deleted it.

What a rude app. I don’t care how cool it is. You don’t take over my desktop if you want me to use you.

195 thoughts on “Joost … deleted instantly here

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  2. Hey, you know it can be windowed right? you don’t need to make it full screen there is even a setting to have it not go full screen at startup.

    there is a button on the controller that will get you out of full screen

  3. Hey, you know it can be windowed right? you don’t need to make it full screen there is even a setting to have it not go full screen at startup.

    there is a button on the controller that will get you out of full screen

  4. HI !!

    PLZZZ. SEND ME AN INVITE FOR JOOST……..

    ANYBODY..PLZ…..

    at satyendra.me @gmail.com

  5. HI !!

    PLZZZ. SEND ME AN INVITE FOR JOOST……..

    ANYBODY..PLZ…..

    at satyendra.me @gmail.com

  6. HAHAHA :D
    Well try again and add the advanced widget to adjust your Ï DONT WANT FULLSCREEN WHINE WHINE WHINE fobie.

    It really is an cool app.

    Worked fine for me since 0.8.4, and now the 0.10.3 version is almost how it should be.

    (DON’T FORGET IS STILL IS IN BETA) ;)

  7. HAHAHA :D
    Well try again and add the advanced widget to adjust your Ï DONT WANT FULLSCREEN WHINE WHINE WHINE fobie.

    It really is an cool app.

    Worked fine for me since 0.8.4, and now the 0.10.3 version is almost how it should be.

    (DON’T FORGET IS STILL IS IN BETA) ;)

  8. I agree with Scoble. This thing gets a “delete” if it doesn’t work better in a couple of days than it does at the moment. Looks like all hype and no substance to me..if what I have experienced is the norm for this thing, you can have my invite.

  9. I agree with Scoble. This thing gets a “delete” if it doesn’t work better in a couple of days than it does at the moment. Looks like all hype and no substance to me..if what I have experienced is the norm for this thing, you can have my invite.

  10. I dont know about the windows version of the app is but in OSX the little arrow pointing to the box was a dead giveaway for a shortcut to a “windowed” mode.

    Not much on joost to watch anyways except for music videos.

  11. I dont know about the windows version of the app is but in OSX the little arrow pointing to the box was a dead giveaway for a shortcut to a “windowed” mode.

    Not much on joost to watch anyways except for music videos.

  12. ??? would you give up a good program just because it took the full screen? you’re kidding right? I don’t have a clue what Joost is LOL, but I think you get nervous very easily. And why am I commenting here? please apply ctrl alt del on me please

  13. ??? would you give up a good program just because it took the full screen? you’re kidding right? I don’t have a clue what Joost is LOL, but I think you get nervous very easily. And why am I commenting here? please apply ctrl alt del on me please

  14. Wow, John doesn’t like, rare disagreement as I think this one has potential and will really catch on. And whining about lack of content, in this beta stage is too early, it’s still a proof-of-concept, they got Endemol, TW and Viacom and getting Paramount, MTV, BET and game companies, and Fortune 500s (Corporate Channels), from what I hear. Man, must be doing something right to get these deals. But they better not go Kazaaified spyware heavy.

    Played with it more, the UI is simple enough, CE style, kinda Archosish. While the full-screen was a bit of a jolt, it’s obvious they are thinking in terms of a Media Centerish CE-styled app, in which case breaking Windows UI conventions is a gooooood thing.

    Well one thing in common, Scoble and John both catcall, yet 90% of commenters disagree. They sure got a good publicity boost from the malcontents. :)

  15. Wow, John doesn’t like, rare disagreement as I think this one has potential and will really catch on. And whining about lack of content, in this beta stage is too early, it’s still a proof-of-concept, they got Endemol, TW and Viacom and getting Paramount, MTV, BET and game companies, and Fortune 500s (Corporate Channels), from what I hear. Man, must be doing something right to get these deals. But they better not go Kazaaified spyware heavy.

    Played with it more, the UI is simple enough, CE style, kinda Archosish. While the full-screen was a bit of a jolt, it’s obvious they are thinking in terms of a Media Centerish CE-styled app, in which case breaking Windows UI conventions is a gooooood thing.

    Well one thing in common, Scoble and John both catcall, yet 90% of commenters disagree. They sure got a good publicity boost from the malcontents. :)

  16. “LayZ: really? Most professionals I know just ignore this kind of stuff. Ask the average CTO how many pieces of software he or she has tried in the last week. The ones I know say “zero” or, maybe, “one” if it’s something work related.”

    To borrow from the late Senator Benson: “I know C-level execs. I have many C-level exec friends. You, Mr. Scoble, are no C-level exec”. I’m not talking about C-level execs. The majority of don’t have the time nor the responsibility to sign up for or test beta software. But, when they do take on a project they devote the time to do it right. So, you can frame the argument to your advantage all you like. but that wasn’t the point. If you say “Yes” to agreeing to participate in a beta you owe it to the software company to apply the necessary time and commitment. That is what they are expecting of you. Otherwise, you are a waste of time to them. So, I repeat. most professionals devote the necessary time and resources to a project they agree to take on. If for nothing else, to maintain their self respect and credibility.

  17. “LayZ: really? Most professionals I know just ignore this kind of stuff. Ask the average CTO how many pieces of software he or she has tried in the last week. The ones I know say “zero” or, maybe, “one” if it’s something work related.”

    To borrow from the late Senator Benson: “I know C-level execs. I have many C-level exec friends. You, Mr. Scoble, are no C-level exec”. I’m not talking about C-level execs. The majority of don’t have the time nor the responsibility to sign up for or test beta software. But, when they do take on a project they devote the time to do it right. So, you can frame the argument to your advantage all you like. but that wasn’t the point. If you say “Yes” to agreeing to participate in a beta you owe it to the software company to apply the necessary time and commitment. That is what they are expecting of you. Otherwise, you are a waste of time to them. So, I repeat. most professionals devote the necessary time and resources to a project they agree to take on. If for nothing else, to maintain their self respect and credibility.

  18. Tangentially related to Joost–

    I just watched on Joost Channel 6 – Indie Flix Premier “Fields of Mudan”. Wow. Talk about a heavy movie in only 23 minutes. Won a best short picture nomination from the Oscars. I can see why.

    Anyway, if you do reinstall, this tragic film is pretty impressive (made by a college student). Almost worth reinstalling (you can delete when done).

  19. Tangentially related to Joost–

    I just watched on Joost Channel 6 – Indie Flix Premier “Fields of Mudan”. Wow. Talk about a heavy movie in only 23 minutes. Won a best short picture nomination from the Oscars. I can see why.

    Anyway, if you do reinstall, this tragic film is pretty impressive (made by a college student). Almost worth reinstalling (you can delete when done).

  20. Joost is meant to be on your PC its a “TV browser” (coined by Joost’s CTO Dirk-Willem van Gulik) .

    Joost will be a media center app or Set top box client the PC and MAC are just platforms to test the client out ,while we wait for true IPTV for enter the living room .

    John Dvorak doesnt like Joost either it must be a Generational thing you old man :P
    http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=9482

  21. Joost is meant to be on your PC its a “TV browser” (coined by Joost’s CTO Dirk-Willem van Gulik) .

    Joost will be a media center app or Set top box client the PC and MAC are just platforms to test the client out ,while we wait for true IPTV for enter the living room .

    John Dvorak doesnt like Joost either it must be a Generational thing you old man :P
    http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=9482

  22. I am amazed (maybe even frightened) that you could not figure out how to get out of the joost app. It is really easy and even my little sister (age: 7) could figure it out without any help!

  23. I am amazed (maybe even frightened) that you could not figure out how to get out of the joost app. It is really easy and even my little sister (age: 7) could figure it out without any help!

  24. I just installed Word — the damned thing filled my entire screen so I uninstalled it…

    I just upgraded to WMP11 — the damned thing doesnt respect the XP UI so I uninstalled it…

    I just upgraded to Office 2007 — the damned thing doesn’t respect any of my window metrics at all and violates dozens of UI conventions so I uninstalled it…

    Scoble, you’re an ass. Seriously.

  25. I just installed Word — the damned thing filled my entire screen so I uninstalled it…

    I just upgraded to WMP11 — the damned thing doesnt respect the XP UI so I uninstalled it…

    I just upgraded to Office 2007 — the damned thing doesn’t respect any of my window metrics at all and violates dozens of UI conventions so I uninstalled it…

    Scoble, you’re an ass. Seriously.

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