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: Ubuntu is doing the same
by lemur2 on Mon 12th Nov 2012 11:08 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu is doing the same"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Ubuntu is going the same way by showing search results from Amazon in the dash. Yes, they added a last-minute option to disable it, but the point that the OS should't be full of crapware out of the box is still valid.


Just run Kubuntu instead. Doing this kills two birds with one stone - it avoids the "results from Amazon in the dash" problem and delivers a better desktop as a bonus.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Can there be a comment where you don't mention KDE and/or Linux?

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