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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A Windows 8 Laptop?
by BluenoseJake on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:48 UTC
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Sounds like you got a Windows RT laptop, otherwise, secure boot wouldn't be an issue. Now I have taken to calling the Start Screen the wall of distraction, I agree that there a lot of problems with Win8, but secure boot isn't one of them, crapware has always been a problem, but that start screen, it grabs my ADD addled mind and can take me off task for 20-30 minutes at a time.

Thanks MS, you accomplished an amazing feat, making me even less productive, as if the internet needed any help.

Edited 2012-11-11 18:51 UTC

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RE: A Windows 8 Laptop?
by cdude on Sun 11th Nov 2012 19:02 in reply to "A Windows 8 Laptop?"
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2008-09-21

The problem he describes is not that crapware was always there but that the crap increases more and more with every Windows version. I can nothing but agree on that.

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