Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

It’d Be a Shame if Something Happened to Your Nice Operating System

Andrew Cunningham, for Ars Technica:

Preinstalled trial versions of useless software have been slowing down new PCs for years, and Microsoft is finally offering a solution: bring your PC into a Microsoft Store and pay them $99 to install a clean copy of Windows.

Isn’t this a little like paying a car dealership to wash a mud-caked car after they sell it to you? A hundred bucks to remove things that shouldn’t be installed in the first place.