Tonight I turned on my computer and found a new “HomeGroup” icon on my desktop.
It’s been months since I added an icon to my desktop. Generally when I install things, I tell them not to drop an icon on the desktop (or, for those badly-written install programs that do it without asking, I delete the icon when I’m done installing). At first I thought my computer had been infected by something.
No, it’s just Microsoft, ham-handedly pushing its services. Apparently this HomeGroup thing lets you print from remote computers, or something. I didn’t really look at what it did, I just saw an icon I hadn’t put there myself and did a Google search on how to disable that shit.