Friday, January 06, 2006

"Junkware" Being Pre-Installed on New PC's

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the Future Tense show, which is produced by American Public Media. In this podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Houston Chronicle tech columnist Dwight Silverman about the large amount of "junkware" that is being pre-installed on new PC's. This podcast was posted to the web on 26 December 2005 at:

The show notes included:

"Many of the new computers given as holiday gifts this season are bloated with unwanted trial software. At best, junkware makes your machine a little cheaper. At worst, it can seriously impede performance."

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APM's Future Tense Podcast

Future Tense is a daily program that chronicles the social impact of computers, the Internet, and technology in general. Future Tense is produced by American Public Media.



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