Tag Archives: nagware

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    Windows 10 Nagware Is Being Removed

    Nagware Removed! Rejoice, you Win 10 holdouts! Microsoft has released an update for Window 7 and Windows 8.1 that removes the Get Windows 10 (GWX) advertising App and other elements related to their underhanded tactics of prompting users to accept Windows 10 upgrades. This is good news for those Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 holdouts […]

  • Just Say No to Bloatware

    Okay, you have just purchased a shiny new computer system and can’t wait to get it home and jump right in.  Whoa! Not so fast there Buddy!  To make your computing experience enjoyable there are some “housekeeping issues” that need to be tended to first. Bloatware (also known as crapware) – which generally includes trial […]

  • What is Freeware – what is not?

    Last week I published an article regarding my freeware reviews, you can catch up with that article here: Freeware Reviews: The do’s and don’ts. The article elicited a couple of interesting comments regarding what actually constitutes freeware these days. One reader mentioned that “The definition of ‘FREEware’ is no longer what it used to be” […]