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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I couldn't agree more
by benali72 on Sun 11th Nov 2012 17:03 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

I couldn't agree more with Mr. Holwerda's comments.

Windows has been deteriorating for a long time.

First, add crapware and adware and sometimes even spyware, then take away your Install disk, then add huge tiles on the screen for their promoted tools (like IE and other losers).

It's been going on for a long time and it's getting worse.

I'd never consider buying a PC from a mainstream Windows OEM.

Thank goodness we have the Linux alternative.

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RE: I couldn't agree more
by ze_jerkface on Sun 11th Nov 2012 20:15 in reply to "I couldn't agree more"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Linux will save us from crapware, except for on smartphones which is where people actually use it.

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RE[2]: I couldn't agree more
by WereCatf on Sun 11th Nov 2012 20:52 in reply to "RE: I couldn't agree more"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Linux will save us from crapware


Yeah, because no one has a need to run any sort of proprietary applications, all hardware works fully under Linux and there exists a free, F/OSS - version of every possible game and application? ...right.

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RE[2]: I couldn't agree more
by moondevil on Sun 11th Nov 2012 21:56 in reply to "RE: I couldn't agree more"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

In the form of HP Linux, Dell Linux, Asus Linux, Compaq Linux, IBM Linux, ....

Sure.

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