Weekend Open Forum: Bloated software you refuse to abandon

By Jos ยท 60 replies
May 31, 2013
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  1. Tawhid

    Tawhid TS Rookie

    I have to admit "windows 7"...:p... next thing in mind would be sketch up 7 (not any skup version)....avast free edition cant think about any other av... autocad... 3ds max....adobe ps.... and off-course vlc player....after using winamp on my android thinking about ditching I tunes and restart using good old winamp, "Winamp, it really whips the llama's ***!"....
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Dude, this post is so God awful hip, it almost gave me whiplash.......:cool:
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

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  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382   +168

    Most games. Downloading and installing 20GB of some game that I'm not going to play for more than 20 minutes is probably the silliest thing I do on a semi-regular basis. Most of my disk space is wasted on that.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I like vlc player, uses low system resources and plays everything. WMP still crashes my computer to this day. I have had windows 7 since release. I tried many many many ways to fix WMP but ended up giving up, it is deactivated. It pops up when I put in a blank cd and I have about 1 hour before my computer crashes.

    Norton rendered my older bros computer inoperable, it kept backing up data over and over to the point the HD had no room.
  6. ..err, does avira antivirus free version count as bloatware too?
  7. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    For me Windows Xp is bloated. I have set up my PC as dual boot to XP or Debian. XP takes an age to load and I have frequent issues with it. Debian on the other hand loads in a fraction of the time and closes far quicker. Itunes is a program I think is a disgrace.
  8. Glad to see I'm not the only one who hates change...
    I actually gave up on updating anything a few years ago (except for security issues and stuff)

    itunes: I refuse to update itunes. The last stable version I used was 10.7. Anything before or after just crashes/freezes up all the time.
    firefox: Although firefox 14 worked "fine" I felt that it was a bit slower than firefox 13.

    iphone: About a year ago (I was slow to update...) I updated to 5.1.1 because eveyone said they updated things to make the internet faster (java engine or something like that?) Anyway, I saw no improvements on safari, but I saw massive issues with general performance on the OS. Much slower to do anything. Also all the useless features they added.... Fortunately I was able to downgrade back to 4.3.5

    ps3: Cant tell you how much I hate their updates. But I got to use them to play online. Oh, I really really hate the new Playstaion Store.

    Since I am not a registered user, I have to answer whether or not I am a human through a code thing. Anyway, Its an ad for Internet Explore lol
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,041   +678

    Define bloated.

    When I think of bloat, I think of the (unnecessary) software OEM's include on their PC's and smartphones that consumers are unlikely to ever use, not poorly optimized programs.
  10. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472


    Uninstalled. Good riddance!

    Anything by Symantec, Adobe...
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Unfortunately, Adobe has almost made itself indispensable in the imaging arena. Recent developments in Adobe marketing strategy, gives one the impression that their corporate customer satisfaction policy now manifests itself thus, "they can either like it,or lump it, DILLIGAF"......:(

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