I say crapware; you say 'performance enhancer'

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    Mary Jo Foley: Do you consider Microsoft products like Windows Defender antispyware tool and Windows Live OneCare security/management service to be crapware that you don’t want preloaded on your PC, or performance-enhancement tools?

    In an e-mail exchange this week with a spokesperson for Microsoft’s OEM unit over what kinds of tweaks Microsoft is encouraging its PC partners to make to provide a better end-to-end user experience, I learned that Microsoft is touting some of its products as de-crapifiers. Specifically, the Redmondians are telling partners and customers that Windows Defender and Windows Live OneCare can be used to clean up their PCs so they run better and faster.

    Here is part of the message I received from the Microsoft spokesperson...

    [​IMG] View Full Article: Mary Jo Foley's Blog

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