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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by ilovebeer on Mon 12th Nov 2012 00:17 UTC
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Microsoft is not responsible for the crapware the OEM's pre-install on the systems they sell you. It's pathetic anyone would try to suggest otherwise. Doing so is nothing more than a weak attempt at a weak dig at Microsoft.

As far as taking several hours to install & customize Windows -- that's just a silly. Unless you're being stupid about reinstalling, for example not using the most recent OS image, and you're installing a million apps there's no reason what-so-ever it should/would take all night. That's completely ridiculous.

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