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.
Permalink for comment 541985
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Earl C Pottinger
Member since:
2008-07-12

Sorry, but right up to the Amiga *NONE* of the bundled software was installed into your computer and running in the background whether you wanted it or not.

It only was when bundles came installed in the OS itself did users run into problems.

Go further back if you want to talk about bundles, many CPM systems came with them, but as far as I know on microcomputers you did not get this software forced onto you in such a manner that you had problems disabling the installed bundles until Windows came along.

And even then the early Windows bundles were easy to remove and did not add all sort of hidden code to your booting system.

Edited 2012-11-11 16:57 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 6