Research shows how much PCs are harmed by unnecessary software

Research shows how much PCs are harmed by unnecessary software

British magazine PC Pro published today the result of its own research that sought to identify the PC manufacturers that most harmed their machines by pre-installing unnecessary software, the so-called bloatwares (or even crapwares).

Acer tops the list, stuffing its PCs with so much bullshit that it ends up adding more than two minutes to the startup time of its machines. Hewlett-Packard (HP), in turn, includes applications on its PCs that, taken together, consume more than 1GB of RAM when run. Finally, Dell takes up about 3GB of its customers' hard drives with programs that will probably never be used.

In comparison, a 13-inch MacBook Pro included in the tests took 49 seconds to boot and consumed less memory than any other system tested by the publication: only 289MB.

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(via Gizmodo)