Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The news I've seen coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show this year isn't particularly breathtaking or awe-inspiring. Phones, tablets, faster, thinner, yes, yes, we've all been here before. There is one piece of news, however, that stands out from the crowd. The best-selling TV maker in the US, Vizio, is entering the PC market. Stunning designs for both laptop and all-in-one - and buried deep within the press release lies the creamy nougaty centre that makes me want to buy one even more: a Windows 7 install optimised by Microsoft, free of crapware.
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does "clean" == "free of crapware"?
by crimperman on Tue 10th Jan 2012 10:00 UTC
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The system looks stunning I'll agree but I''m not so sure about the claims of "free of crapware/bloatware". Vizio's press release says

"the VIZIO PCs boast a clean system image optimized by Microsoft"

As the rest of it is as full of non-committal marketing jargon as any other press release,can we presume this bit to mean free of crapware or are they - being a multimedia company - just talking about how the OS looks? To me a "clean image" may just as easily refer to the appearance as the installed software. I can imagine that many a Windows user would welcome a crap-free installation but I wonder here if we techies aren't reading too much into the words "system image" here?

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