Crapware Is a Horrible Problem and It's Our Fault

I love free apps. Who doesn’t love getting something for nothing? There’s just one problem: on the other side of that download link, every developer has to choose whether to charge money for their app, or offer it for free and find some other way to make money. And when we refuse to pay, we make that decision for… »5/20/15 2:32pm5/20/15 2:32pm

Please Don't Tell Me the Galaxy Nexus Comes Preloaded with Verizon Crapware

The best thing about Google's Nexus line is that it's supposed to be Google's pure vision of what an Android phone should be. The reference phone for the HTCs, Motorolas and Samsungs of the world to copy. It's supposed to be clean, set standards and lead the pack. SO WHY THE HELL DOES THE GALAXY NEXUS COME PRELOADED… »11/17/11 12:30pm11/17/11 12:30pm

Steve Ballmer Thinks PCs Can Run 5x Faster Without Crapware

We hate crapware, you hate crapware, and Steve Ballmer hates crapware. Here's what Ballmer said last night about it.
When people complain about computers coming with too many applications, it runs slowly, that's not a good thing. There's some basic hygiene that we and our partners can participate in together. We can…
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Dell Eliminates Almost All Crapware From Dimension and Inspiron Notebooks

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… »9/24/07 2:15pm9/24/07 2:15pm