And then there’s the crapware. Ed Bott had a story pointing out
that manufacturers like Gateway are already advertising Windows 8
machines with exactly the kind of pre-installed software that just
slows it down and junks it up. It’s the kind of thing that makes
people want to get Macs. It doesn’t matter if Microsoft creates
the greatest operating system in the world if it then allows
others to junk it up. And, ultimately, it means that Microsoft
isn’t in control of its brand.