Windows 8.1 blotware

I’m not surprised by the amount of bloatware Microsoft is including in its “free” Windows 8.1 update.

I’m sad, but not surprised.

4 Responses

  1. I’ve been holding off on Windows 8. How’s it working out?

  2. To be honest, I don’t use Windows 8 that much. I just do IT support for my wife’s Windows 8 laptop.

    Given that, I have to agree with other users who have said that if you don’t have a touch screen, you’re better off sticking with Windows 7. I had a Windows 8 Beta release running on an old laptop and it was a major PITA to mouse on Metro dashboard (yes, I know they are calling it something else these days, but I’m not up on the latest Microsoft lingo). I was happy to replace that with Linux when the licence expired.

    Given that, the system Windows 8.1 is currently loaded on is a Lenovo Yoga. That is a very nice hardware platform with a touch screen. If I had to use Windows 8, I would want to have hardware like the Yoga.

    • I recently ordered the Lenovo Yoga 8 Android tablet to hopefully replace my aging Samsung.

      I was thinking of going with the Win8, but 16 hours of battery life and the lower cost clinched it.

  3. I can see your logic. Window 8 still strikes me as as a “dumbing down” of the OS. It’s a tablet based interface, and I still hold to the theory that tablets are designed for consuming content and not creating content.

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