“Responding to a tidal wave of outrage, Sony has reversed a plan to charge $50 to remove all the pre-installed applications — often derided as ‘bloatware’ or ‘craplets’ — from its high-end TZ-series notebooks,” Rob Beschizza reports for Wired.
“Earlier today, PC World reported that Sony would charge $50 for a configuration option called ‘Fresh Start,’ which would not include the bloatware,” Beschizza reports. “When contacted by Gadget Lab, a spokesperson for Sony said that the company will now remove that charge.”
“‘There will be no charge for Fresh Start,’ said the spokesman,” Beschizza reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: The question-with-no-good-answer still remains: Why buy an OS-limited Sony (or any other) PC when only Apple’s OS-unlimited Macs can run all the world’s software?
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