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Uh? What's the issue? I travel frequently and use tripadvisor every time. Although I am not a fan of bloatware in general especially on tablets, tripadvisor is actually very useful to anyone that actually travels...

Well, apparently there's no issue for you since you use it. tongue.gif

However I think there's definitely an issue for those who don't. Besides, not everyone is a fan of bloatware. I mean, let me choose to download an app, don't force it on me. >_<<br />
Edited by Miki - 1/28/16 at 5:39pm
post #32 of 99
Trip Advisor now. Then H&R Block software next. Then McAfee next, then Corel Paint, then Flipboard, then whatever or whomever else will pay for advertising space on your desktop or start menu or notification. biggrin.gif
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Trip Advisor now. Then H&R Block software next. Then McAfee next, then Corel Paint, then Flipboard, then whatever or whomever else will pay for advertising space on your desktop or start menu or notification. biggrin.gif


Woa, woa, woa, now. Let's not get so crazy here.....everyone just take a step back and breath!
    
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I always hate preinstalled software, especially ones like this that include ads or commercial interest. However, I would be pretty annoyed if a Notepad, Paint, or Calculator were not preinstalled so everything is subjective. Even Skype preinstalled is OK I suppose, it is a MS product after all.

Somehow TripAdvisor does not fall into the same category as a calculator but maybe it does for enough people? rolleyes.gif

Still this not as bad as Java trying to hijack browser settings but it is definitely bad in my opinion, less bloat not more please. tongue.gif
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Personally I think if they are going to preload software they should buy/brand it Microsoft.

Then no one is butt hurt.

Preloaded with "Tripadvisor" = OMG FAIL-ZILLA BLOAT FEST

Preloaded with "Microsoft Trip" = Completely fine
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Personally I think if they are going to preload software they should buy/brand it Microsoft.

Then no one is butt hurt.

Preloaded with "Tripadvisor" = OMG FAIL-ZILLA BLOAT FEST

Preloaded with "Microsoft Trip" = Completely fine

LOL and my post before yours proves it, in my case. redface.gif
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Trip Advisor now. Then H&R Block software next. Then McAfee next, then Corel Paint, then Flipboard, then whatever or whomever else will pay for advertising space on your desktop or start menu or notification. biggrin.gif


Woa, woa, woa, now. Let's not get so crazy here.....everyone just take a step back and breath!

LOL... I'm sorry if I offended your sensibilities.... Perhaps I meant to imply Ad-Aware would pay MS to use their scanner instead! biggrin.gif
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Personally I think if they are going to preload software they should buy/brand it Microsoft.

Then no one is butt hurt.

Preloaded with "Tripadvisor" = OMG FAIL-ZILLA BLOAT FEST

Preloaded with "Microsoft Trip" = Completely fine


That didn't make them any money so they discontinued it. Yes, yes, they went there before.

Quote:
More specifically, MSN Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, and Travel are being discontinued.

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/bing/4571/microsoft-is-shutting-down-some-msn-mobile-apps

This was announced in July 2015, the month Windows 10 was released.
 
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What is CC?

Candy Crush

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Don't know about windows 10, but with windows 7 there were utilities you could use to take your existing windows OS and create an IMG file for re-installation that let you go down a checklist of all the "features" you wanted to leave uninstalled.

It let you re-install your windows bare bones without all the stupid stuff. Especially handy for OEM versions of Windows 7.

I believe prepackaged utils started with WinLite. Before then we had to strip them by hand.

Here's Nlite for Win7.
https://www.ntlite.com/

There are entire communities dedicated to stripping out M$ bloat.
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