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[3]: Ubuntu is doing the same
by moondevil on Sun 11th Nov 2012 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu is doing the same"
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My point is that OEMs having been doing this since the early days.

The reason why they weren't so extreme as nowadays is because in most of those systems they weren't allowed to change the built-in ROMs were the operating system was loaded from.

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