Over the weekend I replaced my wife's aging computer with a new Dell system. I continue to be impressed with Dell's online store, and delivery was even sooner than expected. But when I booted up the computer, I was stunned by the amount of unnecessary crap on it. I had to spend quite a while getting rid of all the useless startup applications and advertisements masquerading as desktop icons.
Do other computer makers do the same thing? I don't recall having to waste time cleaning up the VoodooPC I bought a couple of years ago.