Sony has done a turn-around after its plan to charge $49.95 to remove trial software from new laptops stirred up a hornet's nest, reports PCWorld.
Sony wanted buyers of the Vaio TZ2000 and Vaio TZ2500 notebooks with Windows Vista Business to pay to have bloatware removed from the machines. The story notes customers already pay an extra $100 to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium. But it changed course after a furor erupted online Friday. The change affects only those two models, according to Ars Technica.
ZDNet's Ed Bott talked to Mike Abary, Sony's senior vice president of the VAIO division, who said the fee plan was all a miscommunication, if you buy that.