Dell Buyers Can Refuse 'Bloatware'

Susan Hall

Taking note of hundreds of complaints on a company blog, Dell has announced its customers can order new PCs without some preinstalled software, InfoWorld reports.


It can take hours for buyers to uninstall the "bloatware" that companies pay to have included in the new machines, but less-savvy users might never reclaim the memory such applications take up.


Now buyers of Dimension desktops, Inspiron notebooks and XPS PCs can choose not to have software for productivity, ISPs, photos and music preinstalled by clicking a field on the online order form.


An extra "uninstall utility" program will be added on Dimension and Inspiron computers sold in the United States. Dell still will include antivirus software, Adobe Reader and Google Toolbar, notes TechSpot.

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