Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation
but they do things for profit, not for shits and giggles. .
Quote of the week and it's only Monday!!
But your right. The reason they can do it is all about price and the deals they provide, not just for themselves, branded HP software etc but also using 'sponsored software' such as Norton trial software, that Norton must pay some money towards to have PC manufacturers include this on their setups.
Like the earlier car example - If you go to the Ford garage to buy a new Ford, they also offer extra warranties, loads of leaflets for things like, local restaurants, breakdown assist even bank accounts, this is just the same as the 'Bloatware' installed on a retail PC, you don't want it but they stick it in the glove box anyway - Then spam your email account with follow up offers!!