The subject of "crapware" on new computers has been getting a lot of attention lately. Apple has even released a new ad pointing out the fact that its computers don't come weighed down with the stuff. Some might say that all of these unwanted trial programs help subsidize the cost of new computers, which partly may account for Macs being more expensive than PCs. But, Macs continue to gain market share, which may suggest that consumers may find the trade-off worthwhile. Meanwhile, Brian Krebs notes that there's a new program out with the fitting name of "PC Decrapifier", which promises to make it easy to, well, decrapify your PC. So, if you want to take advantage of the subsidies, but don't want to spend hours removing programs from your computer, then there may be a solution. Actually, this would seem to support the theory of some economists who see things like hidden fees being a boon to savvy customers. If you are shrewd enough to avoid the fees (or in this case cut out the clutter), you might actually be able to get a good deal.
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