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The support centers in India don't bother me, and I PREFER that they have all the bloatware. This keeps the cost of the laptop down, and all I have to do to remove it all is format with the OS install CD that came with the computer.
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The support centers in India don't bother me, and I PREFER that they have all the bloatware. This keeps the cost of the laptop down, and all I have to do to remove it all is format with the OS install CD that came with the computer.

The bloatware actually drives the cost up. You are still paying for the liscenses for all that bloatware, if any of it is payware, and for the labor charge to install it. Dell just doesn't mention that.
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The support centers in India don't bother me, and I PREFER that they have all the bloatware. This keeps the cost of the laptop down, and all I have to do to remove it all is format with the OS install CD that came with the computer.
Not to mention that the OS CD that comes with the computer still has all the bloatware on it. What do you think they used to install the OS in the first place?
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Would you try "fixing" a broken CPU?
I wouldn't break it in the first place.
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The bloatware actually drives the cost up. You are still paying for the liscenses for all that bloatware, if any of it is payware, and for the labor charge to install it. Dell just doesn't mention that.
Something like "Roxio CD burning," maybe. But the stuff like "Spy sweeper 30-day trial" and "norton 30-day trial" is there as an advertisement to you on your own computer. Those companies pay dell and HP and toshiba and sony to put that crap on your computer.
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Not to mention that the OS CD that comes with the computer still has all the bloatware on it. What do you think they used to install the OS in the first place?
Not dell discs. There is an OS disc and an application disc. The application disc has all the crapware.

Btw, Roxio and all that doesn't come standard on the model I got....I would have to pay extra if I wanted it.
Edited by bruestle2 - 12/21/08 at 9:27pm
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They need to just add the option for no OS. I have access to every Windows operating system made in the last 8 years, with the exception of Ultimate, free from my University. I don't need to pay another $100 for an OS I'm not even going to use.

Dell does offer Linux on some of their laptops, but just not enough.
    
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Something like "Roxio CD burning," maybe. But the stuff like "Spy sweeper 30-day trial" and "norton 30-day trial" is there as an advertisement to you on your own computer. Those companies pay dell and HP and toshiba and sony to put that crap on your computer.
Microsoft pay companies to put Works on computers too. I can remember when a certain computer builder in this country used to penalise people for asking Works to not be included (by something like £3. )
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I wouldn't break it in the first place.
You don't break things...sometimes things break.
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I wouldn't break it in the first place.
Things come shipped broken sometimes or go bad after some use. Electronics are not infallible. I've had my share of faulty devices over the past 15 years.
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