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 20:57 UTC 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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RE[5]: This also shows...
by Gryzor on Thu 29th Oct 2009 21:37 in reply to "RE[4]: This also shows..."
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

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


The problem is that most of the crapware is written in Java… and loading those monster processes at startup, while windows is struggling to show a desktop, plus (vista) is starting the boot of crappy services, is what helped to increase the perception that Vista was/is a bad OS. Vista is, to the end user, a Windows XP, with a Black Theme, and more slow.

I've seen lenovos take 10 minutes to have a barely usable desktop from cold boot. All the Tablet PC lenovos are crap when using the default installs.

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RE[5]: This also shows...
by tobyv on Fri 30th Oct 2009 05:25 in reply to "RE[4]: This also shows..."
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

They have sooo many apps pre-installed its ridiculous


Adobe Premier Standard, Photoshop Elements, Sonicstage, WinDVD. Picturegear. And Acrobat.

Ridiculous?

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