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"Craplets" may affect Vista experience

updated 05:50 pm EST, Thu January 11, 2007

"Craplets" and Vista

Microsoft is worried that unwanted software bundles could affect the success of Windows Vista, according to a senior Microsoft executive. The anonymous official says that many of the pre-installed third-party programs included with new Windows PCs which he calls "craplets" due to their small and often irritating nature, may be incompatible with Vista and could create unintentional ill will towards Microsoft through bugs or even a complete failure to run, according to Electronista. "If someone buys a Vista PC and has a problem, they're going to blame Windows," he said. Microsoft wants to control the initial experience with its own operating system but claims to be hampered by legal restrictions that prevent it from dictating the software third-party system builders can load on new PCs. Additionally, many Windows system vendors choose to pre-install third-party freeware or trial versions in exchange for pay, reducing the overall price of the system.




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  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Alan Kay once said...

    "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware."

  1. russellb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh My God

    Only Microsoft would assume that they have the right to dictate what a user puts on their new PC ... and if their c*** operating system stuffs up because a user tries to install a program then it certainly is microsofts fault ... their OS should handle non compatible programs gracefully ...

    Easy solution though ... get a Mac and sleep peacfully and rid yourself of all those PC hassles ... then if you really need to run windows you still can on a Mac ...

  1. Sprocket

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    And all along I thought

    Vista was the craplet! ; )

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Vista isn't a craplet!

    It's a full-blown CRAPPLICATION!

  1. TailsToo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hmm..

    What about all of the c*** they put in there themselves??

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    lol

    installing craplets on a craptastic OS which is ran on a tan computer, and then taking a jog around the block with a t*** brown zune.

    genius!!!

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    craplets

    craplets! This is my new choice word for anything Windows related. What a fantabulous word!

  1. JEB

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i looked in the toilet...

    ...and i saw lots of crapplets floating there, around a BIG GIANT CRAPPLET THAT WAS STEAMING . . . and shaped in these 2 letters from the alphabet:

    MS

  1. chulitomio

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    ok

    now that the 'you said c***' c*** is out of your system...

    "...claims to be hampered by legal restrictions that prevent it from dictating the software third-party system builders can load on new PCs."

    I HATE being hampered by the law from being a DICTATOR.

  1. Sprocket

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh cr@p . . .

    these responses are priceless! (LOL)

    nativenyer: "craplets! This is my new choice word for anything Windows related. What a fantabulous word!"

    I agree. I think I will adopt it too. Sweet!

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