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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RE[3]: Ubuntu is doing the same
by leech on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu is doing the same"
leech
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Yeah, providing software (that was useful) in a bundle with the old systems is completely different than pre-installed crapware that is installed with Modern systems.

Bit of a difference when you include Dungeon Master for the Atari ST in a "Gaming bundle" than installing a billion toolbars in Windows.

When talking about 'bundles' how about Java now offering to install McAfee? Or Cnet bundling various crap ware in GPL'd software?

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