Last week I wrote about the incredible Lenovo Superfish fiasco, and it appears that the company just might have learned a valuable lesson from the incredible backlash they received from it.
The folks at Lenovo have released a statement explaining how customer security and privacy are among the company’s top priorities (Really? Could have fooled me!)
To back that claim up, they are now promising to release their new PCs (starting with Windows 10) without ANY pre-installed adware or bloatware whatsoever (with a few well-meaning exceptions of course).
Call me cynical if you wish, but I find it hard to believe that their decision to ditch the junkware was due to a serious concern about customer security and privacy. But if they hold true to their word, I’ll be happy to give them the benefit of the doubt.
For years we have had to waste valuable time removing trial-wear and other unwanted bloatware from every new computer we purchased, so if we can avoid that headache going forward I’ll consider Lenovo’s Superfish fiasco to be a good thing in the end.
I hope the other computer manufacturers will eventually follow Lenovo’s lead and decide to ditch the bloatware as well.