First Windows 8 PCs available, still infested with crapware

9 Oct

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The first native Windows 8 PCs have gone on sale in the US. But, if you were hoping that the new Windows would bring you a respite from years of new PC crapware hell, you’d be mistaken. has been offering two Gateway notebooks with Windows 8 preinstalled as well as other Acer machines. The images show them complete with Windows 8 stickering and new logo Windows key on the keyboard. Gateway is part of Acer (as Europe’s Packard Bell is).

But instead of offering the vanilla Windows 8 experience we’d hoped for, it seems OEMs just can’t resist the extra dollar, with CyberLink PowerDVD, Adobe Reader and Norton Internet Security Suite among the apps preinstalled. Then there’s numerous extras from the OEMs themselves, including Acer Games and Gateway MyBackup Solution.

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