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Why do Acer fill their computers with crap?

A few days ago I was preparing a new Acer laptop for a customer. Instead of the 30-day trail version of some antivirus software, we usually install a full version of another antivirus software. So I open up Programs and Features, which it is called in Windows Vista, and while scrolling through the list looking for McAfee, I found the following programs.

  • Alice Greenfingers
  • Backspin Billiards
  • Big Kahuna Reef
  • Bookworm Deluxe
  • Bricks of Egypt
  • Cake Mania
  • Chicken Invaders 3
  • Chuzzle
  • Diner Dash Flo on the Go
  • Flip Words
  • Jewel Quest Solitaire
  • Mahjong Escape Ancient China
  • Mahjongg Artifacts
  • Mystery Solitare – Secret Island
  • Orinon
  • Zuma Deluxe
  • Turbo Pizza

I don’t know about you. But this is a list of games I would probably never play. I can’t really see our clients playing them either. It is probably faster to do a complete reinstall rather then removing these games.