Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE: Ubuntu is doing the same
by moondevil on Sun 11th Nov 2012 16:31 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu is doing the same"
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The problem is that as long as OEMs exist, this scenario is not going away.

- ZX Spectrum bundles
- Comodore 64 bundles
- Atari ST bundles
- Amiga bundles
- MS-DOS bundles
- Windows bundles
- Symbian operator customizations
- Android operator and OEM customizations
- Linux netbook distributions (e.g. Linpus, Express Gate)
- ...

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