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Least pre loaded software, best company to buy from

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by mgray, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. mgray

    mgray Notebook Geek

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    Who has the least amount of pre loaded software, or who has the easiest to remove (heard some company's make it hard to remove) and who supplies disks, especially OS, or recovery disks, or....you get the idea, if they could all supply the same hardware you wanted, who's the best?
     
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    superman23 Notebook Consultant

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    Probably a barebones system (Asus, Compal...) where you buy the OS separately
     
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    Amol APH! NBR Reviewer

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    mgray Notebook Geek

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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Even though the your notebook says Dell or HP, it is actually designed and manufactured by an ODM. Amongst major brands Fujitsus and ThinkPads are known to have very little bloatware. On any lower end notebook you are going to have a considerable amount of bloatware because that is one of the ways they offset the cost of making notebooks. Perhaps you should consider the FAQ and post back.
     
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    superman23 Notebook Consultant

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    claudione314 Notebook Deity

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    ODM = Original Design Manufacturers, those companies that design and build their own laptops (as opposed to companies who acquire the design from others and then rebrand it with their own brand).

    As for your question, don't forget you can always re-install the whole OS, though that's a hassle sometimes.

    C.
     
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    Leshii Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell has a free option for their XPS laptops called "do not load any additional software"
     
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    fenix Notebook Consultant

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    Hey, I would check out milestonepc. They have lots of models from ASUS that all would have limited bloatware installed, and also lots of barebone models you can config to meet your needs.

    http://www.milestonepc.com
     
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