There are a lot of reason not to use Java—but here's one more to add to the list. The latest release of Oracle's ubiquitous software now also dumps a load of crapware on to your Mac.
Last week, news broke that many Lenovo computers were shipped with a dangerous piece of Superfish adware, which made the computers vulnerable to malicious hacks. Now, with a class action lawsuit looming and anti-virus vendors pledging to root out the adware, Lenovo's CTO has said his company is done with Superfish.
Oh no, Lenovo. Users are reporting on the company's forums that its computers are coming installed with adware straight out of the box—adware that can spy on your secure transactions.
A recent automatic update from Lenovo contains adware that subjects users to irremovable pop-up ads that advertise various accessories contained in the Lenovo website.
Dell's expanding their no crapware option from their high-end XPS systems to their entire Dimension desktop and Inspiron notebook line; meaning you're going to get the option at purchase time to opt-out of pre-installed trialware and shareware that slows down your computer considerably even when it's brand new. The…