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Unfortunately, the profit in those laptops comes from the shovel ware, so there's no incentive for OEMs to sell a pro-user experience.

Microsoft got the message and their retail stores only sell computers as "Microsoft Signature", i.e. no crapware.


All PCs sold at Microsoft Store come with Microsoft Signature – a great way to get the most out of Windows.

"a great way to get the most out of Windows"

Is that marketing speak for no crap/bloat/shovelware?

I was unaware! thanks for the pointer.

At one point Sony offered a $50 fee to get your new PC with a "fresh" install. Unfortunately that was a tough sell from a marketing perspective.

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