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Proprietary Software and Laptops?


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#1 Caleb12

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

Hello all, I generally build my desktop pc the way I want them, including an OEM OS. For this reason, I have never bought a laptop. Now I have need of a laptop and am wondering; how do you go about getting a laptop that is not loaded with proprietary garbage-ware? Are there any particular brands that are better at this than others? Or do I just have to suck it up and deal with it.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:11 PM

I don't think there is proprietary software but some laptops like Sony have proprietary hardware. Nearly every laptop nowadays has some loaded software crap but it can be removed easily.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

From what I've seen Business models are better at being junk free as well as being better built. I do not remember seeing lots of junk on Toshiba or Thinkpads by Lenovo.

Not to mention one persons junk is anothers treasure. Acer seems to load more stuff onto the system.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

The simplest/best thing to do...just buy a valid license for your O/S and do a clean install.

The copy of your O/S that you acquire...will probably be more useful than any recovery/restore mechanism implemented by the laptop manufacturer.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

From what I've seen Business models are better at being junk free as well as being better built. I do not remember seeing lots of junk on Toshiba or Thinkpads by Lenovo.

Not to mention one persons junk is anothers treasure. Acer seems to load more stuff onto the system.

Not just the Thinkpads that has less junk, the G series which is not a business models has less junk too. Toshiba's junk wasn't that bad when i got my Toshiba laptop.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. I guess I had my terminology wrong there. I was referring to all the junk that seems to come on pre-built systems. It's really just an annoyance more than anything else. I will take a look at some of the business models and see if anything fits my needs. Again thanks for the help.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

Some of the software that was loaded by the manufacturer are needed, like the webcam software, fingeprint software etc.

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