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A couple of Walter Mossburg columns from the WALL STREET JOURNAL -

 

Last week, when I condemned the flood of crippled trial software, ads and offers that come loaded on new Windows Vista computers, readers reacted strongly. I received roughly 700 emails, all but a handful agreeing with me. The column was the most popular article that day on WSJ.com and was cited on numerous other Web sites.

http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/ptech-20070412.html

 

Even though the new Windows Vista is now being included on most new computers, is it still possible to buy a brand-name PC with Windows XP preinstalled instead?

http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/mailbox-20070412.html

 

These are both on the free website mainained by the WALL STREET JOURNAL for Walt Mossburg's articles. :)

 

Lynn

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A couple of Walter Mossburg columns from the WALL STREET JOURNAL -

http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html

http://ptech.wsj.com/mailbox.html

 

These are both on the free website mainained by the WALL STREET JOURNAL for Walt Mossburg's articles. :)

 

Lynn

 

 

"I haven't tested PC Decrapifier, but even assuming it works well there are a couple of downsides. First, it may not remove every craplet from every manufacturer. Also, unless you carefully tweak the deletions list, PC Decrapifier might remove some full working copies of preinstalled software that you want; it can't easily differentiate between trial and real versions of some commonly bundled programs."

 

I wonder what would be on that deletions list to be Decrapified? :lol::lol::lol:

 

cd ;)

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"I haven't tested PC Decrapifier, but even assuming it works well there are a couple of downsides. First, it may not remove every craplet from every manufacturer. Also, unless you carefully tweak the deletions list, PC Decrapifier might remove some full working copies of preinstalled software that you want; it can't easily differentiate between trial and real versions of some commonly bundled programs."

 

I wonder what would be on that deletions list to be Decrapified? :lol::lol::lol:

 

cd ;)

What sort of credibility can Mossberg have if he hasn't even tested the software he is giving lofty opinions on??

 

'I haven't tested it, but it has downsides. It might do this, it might do that, and it can't easily differentiate between these.' - Hello? Is anybody at home?

 

If that's typical of the WSJ I'd take their articles with a grain of salt. That one wasn't written on April Fool's Day, was it?

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