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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None of the things the author here is complaining about are any new, the pre-installed crap and all have been there already since Windows '95 - days. It isn't something has just happened recently, yet the author acts like he's totally surprised.

Actually, there are a few slight differences, which I think is why so many people are raising a fuss.

First of all, the ads coming with those bundles were usually for products of the same firm, or associates.

Second, they were localized incidents, if you don't like some bundle, you can just uninstall it and forget about it, now, it's a whole system integrated in the OS.

It's not going away, and everyone who ever watched TV or listened radio in their lives, know this is just the beginning.

For me, the computer and software are just tools, I need them to work, work right and with no headaches. This ... is like having a hammer that sings "buy head'n'shoulders" (or viagra depending on your searches ;) ) everytime you hit a nail, irritating as hell, but functional.

People who tend to anthropomorphize their computer will feel betrayed hahaha

Edited 2012-11-11 19:02 UTC

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