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Counter Intuit-ive.

Cory over at BoingBoing points out that the folks at Intuit, makers of Quicken, have decided they can ‘retire’ software (by crippling functionality) whenever they want, in order to force people to upgrade to new versions. This is bad. Quicken products should be boycotted immediately. Pass it on.

 As of April 19th, 2005, in accordance with the Quicken sunset policy, Online Services1 and Live Technical Support2 will no longer be available for Quicken 2001 and 2002 users. These services include online bill pay; downloading financial data from your bank, credit union, credit card, brokerage, 401(k) or mutual fund accounts; downloading stock quotes, news headlines and other financial information into Quicken; uploading portfolio information from Quicken to; and access to the investing features on including portfolio tracking, any watch lists you have created, One-Click Scorecard™, Stock Evaluator and Mutual Fund Evaluator. To continue using these services and maintain access to live technical support from an Intuit representative, you will need to upgrade.


  • Intuit have been screwing over people for years. Try being a Canadian Mac user. They suck.

  • Maybe the market will…ahem…quicken their demise then?

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