Yes it does have to do with steam. For starters, steam started all this crap. Steam takes the same info...yet you do not see a article talking bad about steam this same way. EA is gathering the same info that steam does yet people are slamming origin...those same people have steam but will never install origin? Really? That is the dumbest thing anyone can say.
Blahhh, worst part of the VA system....the waiting. Turned in paperwork for the computer two weeks ago along with a request for an ipad so i dont have to carry books. They are suppose to fast track it but still no update yet. I hate waiting. Using a netbook to type up papers is extremely hard.
Win 8 is stable. I work on pc's daily and i havent seen a win 8 machine having bsod errors in a while(6+months) EXCEPT custom built pc's or old vista/xp machines which lead me to beleive its DRIVER issue, not windows itself.People need to stop thinking their issues on their personal pc are anything more than just issues on that pc. Because you are having issues does not mean everyone is.