November 27, 2012
Crapware On Windows 8 Machines

Nice look at the Crapware that Lives On Windows 8.

The third category, trialware and junkware, is the most egregious. I can’t count the number of times I had to troubleshoot someone else’s system because the preloaded Roxio CD/DVD burning package’s drivers were doing horrible, unpredictable things to the rest of the system, or because some buggy variety of factory-added antivirus software was creating more problems than it solved.

Good table in the article on how much is installed on a bevy of Windows 8 systems.

Note that this is not (really) Microsoft’s fault, but the fault of the consumers, who demand a $300 laptop.

Posted by Arcterex at November 27, 2012 02:33 PM