Preloaded Software: Bundles Of Trouble?

Software loaded on new computers includes a high proportion of junk

The ads scream, "$1,500 worth of free software!" As a wary shopper, you might wonder how manufacturers can afford to throw $1,500 worth of programs into a $2,000 system. And computer buyers are discovering that the software isn't worth anywhere near that much. My mail suggests bundled software has become a very sore point with new computer buyers.

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