p2pnet news | Mobiles:- Here’s an idea: load a system with junk and then charge users a fat fee to wipe if off.
The innovation is Sony’s which, as Engadget puts it, “has quite the history of crippling excellent, beautiful hardware with horrible, useless software”.
Its UX UMPC, “bluescreened on us the first time we turned it on, and crashed the first time we tried to shut it down thanks to all the bloatware on it,” says the story.
It, “appears Sony is finally seeing the error of its ways,” says the story.
But not really.
“Sony has the nerve to offer a $50 ‘Fresh Start’ option, which ‘scrubs’ the machine clean before shipping it your way,” says Engadget, adding:
“At the moment you can only configure the TZ2000 crapware-free, but hopefully Sony will be rolling out the choice to the rest of its laptops soon.
“Or here’s an idea, Sony: stop trying to milk profits and start giving consumers laptops that actually work out of the box.”
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Engadget – Sony hates you, offers $50 “Fresh Start” option to build your laptop crapware-free, March 21, 2008
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