OEMs just can’t help themselves. For years, one of the most annoying aspects of PCs has been that OEMs have clogged up their machines with tons of bloatware that most normal people never use and that takes up significant storage space. And according to a new report from InformationWeek, bloatware is still a significant issue for Windows 8 computers, despite Microsoft’s best effort to steer OEMs in the right direction with its Surface tablet. To get a sense of how bad this is, consider that Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist — an enterprise-centric PC, mind you — comes preloaded with Fruit Ninja. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
Bloatware is still very much alive in Windows 8
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).