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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Pure, unfiltered, nonesense
by Nelson on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:14 UTC
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People want to have their cake and eat it too. They enjoy the user experience of an appliance type device, but also want the openness of a traditional PC.

You cannot have it both ways. With the good also comes the bad. Sure, on x86 PCs you can install anything you'd like, you can switch off SecureBoot, you can download Encarta 97, etc. However, so can OEMs.

If you want a pure Windows experience, there are a few options. You can visit a Microsoft store and get a signature PC which is crapware free, or you can purchase a Windows RT device which does not allow x86 applications (and consequentially a majority of OEM crapware).

It is a great shame that things are like this, but such is the relationship with OEMs. They taint everything they get their hands on. (Look at Android OEMs for even more proof).

Yet, when Microsoft tries to break the cycle, and do things by themselves, OSNews had a brigade of spontaneous "OEM defenders" arguing that they had tough jobs, it was bad for their business, Microsoft was stabbing them in the back, etc.

So, yeah, just for future reference, THESE are the corporations that you defend.

Maybe people should rethink not backing Microsoft's Surface efforts.

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