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]: I couldn't agree more
by ze_jerkface on Mon 12th Nov 2012 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I couldn't agree more"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

heh? I don't think Linux is a viable mainstream alternative on the desktop. I was being sardonic.

Saying Linux will save us from crapware is like saying that staying home will save us from car crashes.

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RE[4]: I couldn't agree more
by ricegf on Mon 12th Nov 2012 12:53 in reply to "RE[3]: I couldn't agree more"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

To paraphrase Malcolm in Jurassic Park, "The market will find a way" to cut a few pennies of cost via any means possible.

But with Android, Google has responded with the Nexus line of crapware-free products, and they seem to be selling well. I bought a Nexus phone for my wife and tablet for my son, and they both love them.

So maybe there's hope after all.

Does the Surface come pre-loaded with crapware, or is Microsoft using the Nexus model for their first tablet?

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benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

As an SA I support dozens of Linux desktop systems. It works fine for us, and at a major cost discount to the Windows alternative.

I define "crapware" as pre-installed adware, spyware, malware, and promotional offers (apps that work for a limited time before you must pay to keep them operating). Linux does not come with such pre-installed crapware. Windows does.

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