Trial/crapware banished from PCs bought from Microsoft store
I'm blown away by just how slow it is to boot some of the new Windows 7 systems my store has received. HP, Toshiba, Acer, MSI - they're all guilty of excessive bloat. Not a single one of these pre-packaged systems boots as fast or is as responsive as those I've built in-house with Windows 7.
That's not really a great way to show off your new OS. After all, customers are expecting to get their new machines home and see performance from the get-go. While Microsoft can't control what makes it out the door at other retail stores, they're putting PCs they sell at their own store on an application diet.
According to Electronista, all systems sold at Microsoft's newly-launched retail stores will have their bloatware demons exorcised.
Yes, yes, I hear you, Linux fans. No, I don't mean they're uninstalling Windows from said systems.
Are you paying attention, OEMs? Even the company providing you with the primary OS on your hardware thinks you've gone too far with the crapware. Whatever happened to shipping systems with nice, clean desktops?
Maybe we'll start to see a shift here. I certainly hope so.
On a good note, if you purchased a bogged-down Windows 7 system already, it's an easy process to get rid of the crud and replace it with awesome, free programs.