Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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RE[4]: what?
by JoostinOnline on Tue 29th Sep 2009 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: what?"
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I hate to say this - I know it will probably annoy some people here - but if you don't like crapware why don't you just get a Mac and relax?

Because you won't be able to relax while you are on a tight budget. Macs cost way too much for the performance that they offer. When you pick a computer, remember that hardware > software.
Before you get your panties in a bunch, know that I actually own a Macbook (which I hate) so I have experience with Macs. It is slow, the software available is limited (although that isn't so much Apple's fault), and way over-priced. The only reason I got it was because it is payed for through my college tuition.

My laptop that I use is much faster, has a bigger screen, weighs less, runs Vista Ultimate, has 2 gigs of RAM (the Macbook has 1). Guess what, I DIDN'T spend over $1000 dollars for it. It cost me $450 (after $300 in rebates), plus I got a free printer worth $50.

While I can't say that Microsoft (or Linux, BSD, etc.) is perfect, I prefer better hardware for less money.

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