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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Nothing new in the Windows world
by kedwards on Sun 11th Nov 2012 16:52 UTC
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There has always been crapware preinstalled on OEM PCs. When I used to purchase PCs from OEMs I would always make sure I buy from a company that included the Operating System disc. I found it much easier to just format the hard drive and reinstall just the operating system and then install what I wanted on the computer instead of going through the hassle of uninstalling the crapware individually.

Edited 2012-11-11 16:53 UTC

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