My mother in law asked me to fix her computer. “It’s just really slow.” I haven’t used Windows since, uhhh, XP I guess? And like, Windows has just gotten more and more garbage since then.

Microsoft has a lot of crimes to pay for but wow, Windows really sucks 😭

A good deal of the blame here falls on Asus for installing a bunch of bloatware, but then, who set up the OEM deals to make that possible? Microsoft.

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@ashfurrow Wuahaha… Right on the spot. Exactly THAT Laptop (well, an ASUS one) was what convinced me to never again buy a) an ASUS device and b) a computer with a pre-installed Windows.

Must have been almost 20y ago. That laptop was then running with Linux (I couldn't stand that bloat it shipped with, and de-bloating didn't go well) – and all my devices since then were obtained "blank" and initialized with Linux. Never regretted *that* choice…

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