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When you buy a computer today, it often comes with a range of third party software, pre-loaded for your ‘convenience’. Sometimes it’s useful – such as a pre-loaded Internet security suite with a 15 month subscription, other times it’s useless demo software that’s just taking up space and must be manually uninstalled. Why do companies do this, and why did Sony decide to charge money to take the ‘unwanted’ software away?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Sounding like something that Han Solo was dipped into, Carbonite is a simple online backup service that promises to just work for XP and Vista PCs, and it’s just landed on Australian shores – without Darth Vader or Lando Calrissian getting in the way.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Stung by bad publicity over the lack of a whole swag of ‘Ultimate Extras’ for users of Windows Vista Ultimate, Microsoft has launched a beta version of the ‘UltimatePC.com’ site. Designed to extol the benefits of the existing Ultimate Extras and offer ‘Ultimate Exclusive’ offers to Vista Ultimate users, the site is little more than an ad, and for now, a waste of cyberspace.

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