This week I received the following e-mail in response to my article last week regarding useless software which is ordinarily bundled with any new computer.
“Hi Chris, I’ve got a couple more suggestions for you…
Avoid: Microsoft Office 2007
Why?: Its annoying interface is a step backwards in usability and as usual Microsoft have put even more bloated junk in thereWorse still, they attempt to up sell features like SharePoint to get the customer into expensive server software.
Superior Alternative: OpenOffice.org 3 (www.openoffice.org) which is available for Windows and now natively for MacOS X and Linux. It’s free and does the job perfectly well and it’s compatible with all current and previous Microsoft Office formats.
Avoid: Microsoft Outlook Express
Why?: Like Internet Explorer, it’s prone to security vulnerabilities and it wouldn’t think twice about e-mailing everyone in your address book if the user were to … Read the rest