Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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RE[4]: Virus scanner
by REM2000 on Thu 7th Feb 2013 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Virus scanner"
REM2000
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i generally agree with you, a pure application will not have an impact on Windows.

However it's easy to install apps that slowly but surely grind Windows into the ground. Say you install Adobe Reader (free one) that installs a background update checker that runs every time you boot windows, it also then installs a plugin into IE which again gets started when you open IE, finally if you have outlook, outlook will then load the PDF plugin.

Overall this one application that is simply viewing PDF's is having 'an' impact on the machine, slowing (slightly) the boot, slowing IE and slowing Outlook. Of course being a power user you can disable a lot of that and windows 8 improves things by allowing users to easily view startup items in the task manager, however for your average joe, installing apps does start slowing windows down.

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