The problem with pre-installed is...
Posted Mar 1, 2007 22:01 UTC (Thu) by marduk
Parent article: Major systems vendors and Linux
The thing that I absolutely hate about systems with Windows pre-installed is that they always come with a bunch of third-party crap installed. Most of this stuff will never be used, so it has to be manually uninstalled, which distributers seem to want to make as difficult as possible. Sometimes unistalling the software can even break your system.
I've worked for two companies that work with Windows. Neither company used the pre-installed Windows on their servers and one of them never even used it on their desktops (they used pre-created images that they would Ghost to the desktops).
I suppose the majority of home users don't know/care about the extra crap that gets put on a pre-installed computer. But then most of them don't know/care about Linux either.
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