by Jason Snell
Lenovo to users: Get a Mac
Over at iMore, Rene Ritchie expresses a lot of the same feelings I had when I saw how Lenovo had installed adware on its computers in order to make a few extra bucks.
When first exposed, Lenovo responded by saying it used the adware to try and create a better shopping experience for their customers, which is both disgusting and insulting. The company also said that there was no security risk — which is negligent and malicious. When pressed, a follow up admitted to the security concerns.
(Even sadder is how people in the PC world seem to just accept this stuff as the way the world works.)
If the only way your PC company can make money1 is by preinstalling software that hijacks your users’ internet experience, just quit now.
- Yes, I know, this isn’t really about a company finding a way to eke out existence. It’s about greed. Why not make some incremental bucks by selling out your users and undermining their experience? That makes this situation worse, not better. ↩