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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Amazon does it the right way.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 12th Nov 2012 19:22 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

You can get a cheaper kindle with advertising, or pay a litte more to not have the advertising there. I think OEM's could make more money by offering their hardware with a crapware free option at an additional charge. Best buy would love to have an add on purchase that was actually a *good* idea.

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