Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The news I've seen coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show this year isn't particularly breathtaking or awe-inspiring. Phones, tablets, faster, thinner, yes, yes, we've all been here before. There is one piece of news, however, that stands out from the crowd. The best-selling TV maker in the US, Vizio, is entering the PC market. Stunning designs for both laptop and all-in-one - and buried deep within the press release lies the creamy nougaty centre that makes me want to buy one even more: a Windows 7 install optimised by Microsoft, free of crapware.
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does "clean" == "free of crapware"?
by crimperman on Tue 10th Jan 2012 10:00 UTC
crimperman
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2006-11-09

The system looks stunning I'll agree but I''m not so sure about the claims of "free of crapware/bloatware". Vizio's press release says

"the VIZIO PCs boast a clean system image optimized by Microsoft"

As the rest of it is as full of non-committal marketing jargon as any other press release,can we presume this bit to mean free of crapware or are they - being a multimedia company - just talking about how the OS looks? To me a "clean image" may just as easily refer to the appearance as the installed software. I can imagine that many a Windows user would welcome a crap-free installation but I wonder here if we techies aren't reading too much into the words "system image" here?

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libray Member since:
2005-08-27

It is probably a "clean-looking" system image.

A non-vendor base Microsoft install should be the "cleanest" in terms of less bloat than any that include additional processes and vendor applications or even themes.

For Microsoft to stamp this release as more optimized than their standard would IMO, cause question as to why they would not optimize their installs by default.

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