Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 17:51 UTC
Microsoft We all know that Microsoft doesn't actually make computers. It makes the software, and then lets an almost infinite amount of manufacturers build computers that can run its software. These manufacturers often make a mess of things, delivering computers filled to the brim with crapware. What would happen if Microsoft made computers? Well, for one, they would be void of crapware. Two, they would help users install the software they want before leaving the store - including software from competitors.
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by vondur on Thu 29th Oct 2009 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: This also shows..."
vondur
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2005-07-07

I was referring more to the registry. Having a lot of software installed on your machine can slow it down when the registry becomes really large.

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by WereCatf on Thu 29th Oct 2009 20:24 in reply to "RE[2]: This also shows..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I was referring more to the registry. Having a lot of software installed on your machine can slow it down when the registry becomes really large.

But this topic was about the crapware. And there just isn't THAT much crapware installed that the slowdown would be because of the registry getting too large.

Besides, I've gotten the impression that they've more or less fixed the issue in newer Windows versions, though I haven't bothered to try that myself as I mostly run Linux. Maybe someone with more experience could shine some light on this.

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by vondur on Thu 29th Oct 2009 20:57 in reply to "RE[3]: This also shows..."
vondur Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't know, have you ever seen some of the Sony Laptops? They have sooo many apps pre-installed its ridiculous.

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by drstorm on Thu 29th Oct 2009 23:38 in reply to "RE[2]: This also shows..."
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

I was referring more to the registry. Having a lot of software installed on your machine can slow it down when the registry becomes really large.

This was a real issue back in the 90's. Causes: Very limited memory and the 9x kernel. Thankfully, those days are long gone.

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