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[2]: Comment by marcp
by WorknMan on Mon 12th Nov 2012 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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I haven't seen anyone in the comments yet say it's "normal" or "acceptable," so I don't know who your rant is aimed at.

Yeah, just because it's been going on for 10+ years doesn't mean it's normal or acceptable. The other option is to only buy machines with the 'vanilla' install disc, and that solves the problem.

As for the rest of your rant, the day that free software does everything that commercial software does for me, and does it just as well is the day I switch. Until that day comes though, all you Freetards cant take your 'freedom' and shove it up your ass.

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