If you’ve bought a Dell PC lately, you know that it’s absolutely filled with countless try-before-you-buy programs you don’t want, pointless software, and general crud. It’s so bad that I know many people who won’t buy a Dell, regardless of how good a deal they can get. Now, though, there’s a way to kill Dell software bloat.
The solution: the PC De-Crapifier, available for free. It helps you uninstall all the crud typically installed on Dells, everything from the QuickBooks Trial, to McAffee Security Center to Earthlink Setup files to America Online, to…well, you name it.
Dell claims to be aware of the problem, but being aware of it and actually doing something about it appear to be different things. A Dell spokesman told APC Magazine that it will make a “limited software install” option to those who buy its hiigh end XPS-700 gaming PC and its small business PCs.
That’s not good enough. Everyone should have that option.
By the way, you may have noticed that Dell has been losing market share recently. I’m sure at least some of reason for that is the annoying amount of crud it pre-installs on PCs