Microsoft recently launched a no non-sense campaign calling IE the browser you love to hate. In a nutshell, they know they screwed up in previous releases, but they promise they’ve grown up. And that IE “is actually good now” -- their words, not mine. To be honest, now that we have some great alternatives in Chrome and Firefox, I haven’t bothered to give them a fair second chance. Likewise, there’s other software part of our daily lives that might deserve being replaced and yet we stick to it for lack of a better alternative -- or knowledge thereof.

Today we want to ask: What's the most bloated, slow, or terribly designed piece of software you still regularly use? My prime example would be iTunes, though I’ll admit it’s gotten better since version 11. And though I don’t use them anymore other likely candidates would be Microsoft Outlook and anything by Adobe.

While we’re at it feel free to help your TechSpot peers if you know of a better alternative for the bloated or otherwise sucky software they refuse to abandon. Sound off in the comments!

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