Just Buy a Mac

by | Jan 18, 2013

Bloated WindowsA compelling and telling blog post from Stabley Times about “Crapware” on the PC platform and the lack of it on the Apple platform. He makes a compelling argument that Macs are worth the extra money upfront, so you do not have to be subjected to unwanted applications at every turn.

The article also reports that the new Java update from Oracle tries to install the Ask.com search bar and make Ask.com your default search engine with a pre-checked box.

The only other “Crapware” ploy I have ever see on my Mac comes from a Microsoft-based application, Flip4Mac. When you download and install Flip4Mac, it tries to trick you into buying the pro version and comes bundled with Silverlight, which most users do not need.

I do find it interesting and funny that his blog has big ads within the blog posts and one of the ads in rotation is MacKeeper, the one and only application in the Apple universe that has the “Crapware” reputation.

Source: “Why Windows Crapware Still Exists; Or Why You Should Just Buy a Mac” – Stabley Times.

About Jamie Pollock

Jamie has worked as an independent business and tech consultant for many years, assisting large companies and small businesses in developing a wide variety of strategies and solutions. His past clients include Jantzen, Symantec and Intel, just to name a few. With an innate ability to explain complex topics, expertise in all things iPad and iPhone, and an infectious sense of humor, Jamie is a master at helping people become confident in everyday technologies.


1 Comment

  1. Jamie Pollock

    Right after posting this, I was installing Adobe Flash 11 on a Mac and on the download page, there was a pre-checked box to download Google Chrome and make it my default browser. Looks like it is the latest trend. Be careful out there!


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