Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2012 17:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Leo Apotheker's disastrous tenure as HP's CEO revealed a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandals. Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant?" As a consumer, I wish they simplified their product line-up. They have the engineering skills - I just have no idea what I'm supposed to buy when I visit their site. The choice for the ZenBook late last year instead of anything HP had to offer was elementary.
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As a consumer...
by einr on Wed 9th May 2012 20:40 UTC
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...I wish they'd stop pre-loading their computers with SO. MUCH. CRAPWARE. My girlfriend bought a decent HP laptop a while back, and I spent hours deleting 15+ utterly useless apps -- most of which are called HP-something, but they all have separate uninstall entries in the control panel -- just to make it boot and function normally.

If I was less tech savvy, I would have probably concluded "HP laptops are slow and terrible" and avoided the brand in the future. Not that other PC manufacturers don't bundle crapware, but I am under the impression that HP is worse than most.

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