Originally uploaded by Erik Weibust.
Here is a screenshot of the desktop on my brand new vista-running laptop. I got it about 6 hours ago and haven’t really done anything to it yet. The point of this picture is to show HOW MUCH DARN CRAPware is intalled by on a new machine. It makes me sick. And what happend to the days when Microsoft pushed the clean, empty, icon-free desktop. I guess they changed their minds and told pc vendors to go crazy.
I’ll clean this up as soon as I learn what’s the best method. I’d format the harddrive and start fresh but I’m pretty sure all this “crapware” is baked in to the OS HP ships the laptop with.