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Discussion on: Switching To linux

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I agree, but there's also the fact that most new Windows computers ship with an unbelievable amount of bloat preinstalled. Even drivers are bundled with all kinds of useless tray programs. Most of this is set to run at login, check for updates every time, do some magic in the background etc. Many power users will know what to do, but some random granny won't and will just think their computer is as fast as it can possibly be.

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Jonathan H

Yep. Printers and scanners are also pretty bad. I can't think of a single major brand that hasn't tried to shove a 300-megabyte "driver" package onto my system. It's like a shifty guy on the street corner, "Hey, man, wanna buy a watch? I'll throw in Paperport for free."