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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

This story however as the WereCatf points out not only isn't new it's business as usual... More then anything I'm surprise that Thom seems surprised.


Right. Because if something stupid goes on long enough, we should just bend over, smile, and ask for more once it's done.

Edited 2012-11-12 08:58 UTC

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Even though I agree with many others that this is not a new problem and actually think things are improving I had to mod you up. Your answer was just too good.

Besides, we are using our computers now more than ever to sync, work, play and even socialize. The greater the exposure, the greater the burns.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well you know, consumers have had cheaper kit because of these crappy OEM deals.

TBH most of the stuff that gets installed it isn't that bad these days, except for McAfee which makes everything run at a crawl.

Anyway the shit stirring with the FOSS crowd is your favorite past time.

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