Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot
Now, if they started offering systems with unformatted HDDs and a win 7 install iso with drivers slipstreamed to a bootable flash drive.. it would almost make up for the defective hardware they recently got caught selling.
Agreed. Every time I buy a system I always wind up rebuilding it without the crapware that came with the box anyway. I bought this Dell last November and tried using it for awhile with just the factory install. Worked "OK" for awhile but after a month or two I started having driver issues, etc. Reformatted and reloaded it myself leaving out McAffee and the other vendor junk. Installed all my development tools and everything else I use. The box has been solid-as-a-rock since.
By the same token, though ... I can understand that most people don't understand how to do that so they have to sell the systems to be usable "out of the box". They just need to not include all the crapware. However ... putting that stuff on them makes 'em money.
I could probably make a business of "fixing the box" for people. You go buy your system at Best Buy (or Dell or wherever) then come over here and I'll rebuild it so it works. :-)